The election and appointment of judges of the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) have been the subject of a dispute in the German legal literature for decades. According to the second sentence of para. (1) of Art. 94 of the Basic Law, the members of this court are elected in equal parts by the Bundestag (BT) and the Bundesrat (BR). An outside observer would probably conclude from this that the entire BT, i.e. the plenary chamber, and the entire BR must decide on the election of constitutional judges. However, in practice, the BT does not decide in a plenary session but by the twelve-member committee for the election of FCC judges, which also deliberates and votes in secret. A number of constitutional law experts consider this procedure as unconstitutional. The Second Senate of the FCC, in its judgment of 19 June 2012, decided that the election of constitutional judges by the special committee for the election of FCC judges in the BT is not unconstitutional. In this paper, the author considers whether the procedure for election of judges to the FCC meets the requirements of democratic legitimacy of the constitutional authority.