If you have ordered an absentee ballot, please note that your ballot must reach the election commission by May 19, 2021, 6pm in order for your vote to be counted. By mailing in your absentee ballot, you can ONLY cast your vote on a federal and institutional level. If you have already requested your absentee ballot but would rather vote in person, you must bring your ballot to the polling station.
Absentee ballot office:
Rosengasse 2-6, Zimmer 109, 1010 Wien
Telnr.: 01/53120 – 5110
Remarks from the text of the Federal Act on the Student Representative Organisations (HSG – Students’ Union Act 2014, in force as of March 24, 2021)
Section 45 (2) HSG: “Voters who want to exercise their right to vote by sending back the sealed voting card to the election committee of the Austrian Students’ Union (postal voting) shall enclose the completed ballot paper in the respective ballot paper envelopes. They shall close the ballot paper envelopes and put them in the voting card. After that, the voters shall declare in lieu of an oath by their personal signature that they have completed the ballot paper personally, unobserved, and uninfluenced. Following that, the voters shall seal the voting card and submit it to the election committee of the Austrian Students’ Union in due time so that they receive it no later than 18:00 on the second election day. Otherwise, they cannot be considered.”
Section 45 (3) HSG: “Casting a vote by means of postal voting is null and invalid if