160.076 votes were received.

196.597 approvals were given in the topic voting on openPetition .

You can not place any more voting documents.

First nationwide referendum


self-organized | charitable | democratically

step 1

Suggested topics

In February, topics for ABSTIMMUNG21 be proposed through petitions.


Level 2

voting issues

In March we presented 8 million openPetition -Aktiv all topic proposals that made it into the voting.


level 3

Nationwide voting

The topic proposal with the most votes in the voting was voted on.

step 1: Suggested topics (129)

This stage is completed.
No more topics are proposed by petition.
Total: 262 proposed petitions, of which 133 Level 2 've achieved.

Level 2 is not reached

Level 2: voting issues (133)

This stage is completed.
In March all threads proposals could at least 100 signatures are voted.
Here, only the signatures of listed openPetition -active to large lobby associations and networks to be no advantage.
So worked the voting

The proposed topic with the most signatures will issue the first nationwide referendum.
Winner in voting among the permissible Agenda Items:

Note: The topic "abolition of the contribution funding of public broadcasting" has been declared after re-examination of the admissibility inadmissible because the Bundestag here is not responsible, but the state legislatures of the states. Correct powers are necessary to ensure the proper conduct of the vote.

level 3: Nationwide voting

344.556 Menschen haben die Abstimmungsunterlagen bestellt. 160.076 schickten sie zurück und nahmen damit an der ersten selbst organisierten bundesweiten Volksabstimmung teil. Sie stimmten über die vier Themen "Keine Profite mit Krankenhäusern", "Widerspruchsregelung bei der Organspende", "Maßnahmen zur Klimawende" und "Einführung bundesweiter Volksentscheide" ab.

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voting Issue

Before voting, you will be informed! So that everyone is equally informed and can form their own opinion, neutral voting booklets with arguments for and against are drawn up and made available to everyone. The voting book is an integral part of the voting.

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House Parliaments

Before voting, there is a debate! House parliaments are private roundtables that debate a political issue. With the House Parliaments, we want to enable civil society engagement where opinions arise: at home while dining with the family, talking to friends and acquaintances in a café, at the regulars' table or in the park. With the House Parliaments, we would like to make the exchange of views and discussions an integral part of referendums.

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Nationwide voting

With ABSTIMMUNG21 we organized the first nationwide referendum in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany - with you! Because more than 160,000 people voted on the four topics by postal vote in September. And we won't stop until nationwide referendums are a reality. So be there again next year!

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