Daniel Hellmann is a research associate at the Institute for Parliamentary Research in Berlin and at the Institute for political science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Elections, electoral systems, and especially electoral management are his main research topics. Among others he contributed to the #BuKa2017 project that investigated the in-depth mechanisms of candidate selection in Germany. Currently he researches the long-term trends of candidacies for elections in the German multi-level system (CandiData-project). In his PhD, he focuses on the quality of electoral management in Germany.