Citizens headed to polling stations to vote in a key local election for Hamburg's regional assembly on Sunday.

Footage shows the city-state's current Mayor, the Social Democratic Party (SPD)'s Peter Tschentscher, joining citizens at a polling station where he cast his vote.

The mayor didn't venture to give his predictions but called the election an event "in which everyone has a say and not only a chosen few."

At the polling station, one citizen reflected on the recent far-right shooting in Hanau.

"A dark night came for Germany, and we all share the blame. We have to do everything we can so that this doesn't happen again. I just find it dreadful what happened in Hanau," said the voter.

Hamburg is currently governed by a coalition of the SPD and the Greens, both of which led the polling in the run up to Sunday's election.


More videos

CNN 31 Mar 2020 10:49 CEST

Coronavirus deaths in US top 3,000