Germany’s southern state of Bavaria has gone ahead with municipal elections on Sunday, even as officials levied a radical nationwide shutdown to restrict the spread of their COVID-19.
The country is the next most-affected area in Germany.
Local officials said people registered postal ballots than five years before, and election workers used precautions like protective gloves.
The police said voters were permitted to bring their pencils.
The regional elections have been regarded as a test for Bavarian celebrations.
From the 2018 state elections, the Christian Social Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, watched its worst election result since 1950.