Austria

Population Statistics

8,665,550

Total Population

1,299,833

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

26 September 2008

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Federal Law on National Council Elections (1992, last amended 2012)

Updated: June 2015

Article 21, paragraph 1 states:

All men and women who are Austrian citizens are entitled to vote provided they have reached the age of 16 on the day of the election and have not been deprived of their right to vote…

 

Excerpt from the Federal Law on National Council Elections (1992, last amended 2012)

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Austria (1930, last amended 2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 26 states:

(5) Exclusion from the right to vote or eligibility [for The National Council] …may only be provided by Federal Law as consequence of a final sentence by the courts.

(6) Persons entitled to vote presumably prevented on the day of election to cast their vote before the electoral authority, for example for absence, for reasons of health or staying abroad may make use of their right to vote by postal ballot upon application indicating the reason…

 

Excerpt from the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Austria (1930, last amended 2014)