Austria

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (with preferential voting) 

Threshold*: political parties – 4%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 5 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 16

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Voluntary party quota

Percentage of women candidates*: -

Percentage of women elected*: 37%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30** : 8,7%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 80%

(Parliamentary Elections, 15 October 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Federal Electoral Board of Austria

VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF):

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Austria


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018