Senate dismisses state returning officer
In its meeting today, the Senate decided to appoint the state returning officer Petra Michaelis to be dismissed at the end of October 14, 2021. This was announced by the Finance Senator Matthias Kollatz at today’s Senate conference. Petra Michaelis had offered to resign herself after the election plates in Berlin.
Thank you Ms. Michaelis for her many years of commitment. “Even if you are of the opinion that some things are wrong, the regional returning officer has been doing this for ten years,” for this lifetime achievement you have to appreciate her to a certain extent.
Mr. Kollatz also said that on behalf of the Senate, he apologized to everyone, die could not exercise their right to vote in the last election. He also thanked those who waited a long time to vote.
He went on to say: “The inventory of the internal administration has not yet been completed.” Interior Senator Andreas Geisel had only received reports on the election process from seven of the twelve districts.
Of the Governing Mayor I suggested that there should be an appointment together with the Senator for the Interior, the President of Parliament and the parliamentary group leaders at short notice to discuss the Procedure around the election to speak. When exactly this should take place, Kollatz could not say. But it will be more days than weeks.
The Senate also talked about invite external expertsin order to ask them about the processing of the last elections and improvements for the future. These are supposed to die Evaluate and analyze events, “What has to change in the future,” said Kollatz. Details and names have not yet been determined.
Because first of all, the results of the ongoing inventory would have to be awaited by the authorities at the district and state level. The Senate does not yet have a complete picture here. (Anna Thewalt)