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Election Law Adaptation Act 2012

Original Language Title: Wahlrechtsanpassungsgesetz 2012

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106. Federal Law, which amended the National Council Electoral Regulations in 1992 and the 1989 People's Order Act (Electoral Law Adaptation Act 2012)

The National Council has decided:

Article 1

Amendment of the National Council of the Electoral Regulations 1992

The Federal Act on the Election of the National Council (National Council Electoral Regulations 1992-NRWO), Federal Law Gazette (BGBl). No 471, as last amended by the EBIG-Introduction Act, BGBl. N ° 12/2012, shall be amended as follows:

1. In Section 3 (2), the table rows shall be

" 6A Graz

6B Steiermark Mitte

6C Steiermark Süd

6D Steiermark Süd-Ost

6E Steiermark Ost

6F Steiermark Nord

6G Steiermark North-West

6H Steiermark West "

replaced by the following table rows:

" 6A Graz and surroundings

6B Oststeiermark

6C Weststeiermark

6D Obersteiermark "

(2) The following paragraph 4 is added to Section 8:

" (4) An organ walter temporarily employed on the basis of national law in place of a mayor (e.g. government commissioner, official administrator) has the legal acts due to a mayor on the basis of this federal law. "

3. According to § 126, the following § 127 with title is inserted:

" Changes in the areas of the voting districts

§ 127. If a change in the territories of the voting districts takes effect between the date of the date and the date of election, the following shall apply:


The voting card (Appendix 3, back, in conjunction with section 39 (3)) shall have the address of the district electoral authority responsible for the change of territory.


The registration of electoral cards (section 60 (4)), which has the address of a district electoral authority competent for this purpose after a change of territory, has until the effective date of the change of territory to carry out the district electoral authority, whose headquarters are located at the place of the district electoral authority, which is responsible for the collection after the territorial change has been effective. Where, at the address of the district electoral authority competent after the change of territory, there is no official residence of a district electoral authority before the territorial change becomes effective, the identification cards provided with such an address shall be used for the purpose of recording to the nearest district electoral authority in the country.


At the time of the change in the territory, district electoral authorities, which have recorded voting cards in accordance with Z 2, have to hand them over to the district election authority responsible for the effective application of the territorial change.


After a change of territory becomes effective, the newly formed district electoral authorities shall record the following voting cards (section 60 (4)) and evaluate them as well as the voting cards forwarded by district electoral authorities in accordance with Z 3, in accordance with § 90 .


Once a change of territory becomes effective, the number of mandates (§ 5 (1)) must be repaid. With this manifestation, the last manifestation of the mandate distribution will be repeal. "

(4) The following paragraph 4 is added to § 129:

" (4) § 3 para. 2 as well as the Appendix 1 in the version of the Federal Law BGBl. I No 106/2012 will be 1. Jänner 2013 in force. "

5. In Appendix 1, the heading is: "Steiermark" as follows:

6 A

Graz and surroundings

the city of Graz and the political district Graz-surroundings


6 B


the political districts: Hartberg-Fürstenfeld, south-east Styria and Weiz

6 C


the political districts: Germany-berg, Leibnitz and Voitsberg

6 D


The political districts: Bruck-Mürzzuschlag, Leoben, Liezen, Murau and Murtal

Article 2

Amendment of the 1989 People's Court Act

The Popular Referendum Act 1989, BGBl. No 356/1989, as last amended by the EBIG-Introduction Act, BGBl. N ° 12/2012, shall be amended as follows:

1. § 4 reads:

" § 4. In order to carry out the referendum, according to the Federal Act, the electoral authorities, municipal electoral authorities, district electoral authorities, Land electoral authorities and the Federal Electoral Authority are appointed according to the provisions of the National Council Electoral Regulations. 1992-NRWO, BGBl. No 471, each in office. In addition, the relevant provisions of the NRWO, including the provisions on international election observation (in particular § 20a NRWO), as well as changes in the territories of the voting districts (§ 127 NRWO), are also applicable to these electoral authorities. "

2. § 6 para. 2 reads:

" (2) First of all, in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Evidence Act 1973 (§ 2 para. 2), objections and vocations pending in accordance with § § 29 to 32 of the NRWO for opposition and appeal proceedings shall be laid down in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 (2) of the German Elections Act. Time limits to be decided. Any objections which have been received after the date of the closing date shall no longer be taken into account. "

3. § 7 reads:

" § 7. No later than 14. The day before the day of the referendum, the mayor in all municipalities, as provided for in § 2, is customary in all municipalities, but in any case also by public attack, until the day of questioning. "

4. Annex 3 shall be supplemented at the bottom by the following sentence:

"For the selected solution proposal, please set an X in the associated circle."