The Wahlamt is an office, usually located in the town hall, that is responsible for organising elections.
It splits a town up into Wahlbezirke and sends out the postcards that tell the people who live in the town where and when they can go to vote.
The office is also the place to go if you want to apply for a postal vote, or if someone is ill on the day of the election and sends someone else to collect their ballot paper.
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