Conditions you have to fulfill if you live in your county and you want to vote?
All Austrian citizens having reached the age of 16 on the day of the European elections and being in full possession of their voting rights may vote.
It is voting compulsory in this country?
How to vote if you are an EU citizen in another Member State and you want to vote to your MEP (for example French living in Germany and you want to vote for French MEP)
If you are an Austrian citizen who does not permanently reside in Austria, you must register (voter registration procedure) with a town or village in Austria in order to have your name added to a local “voter register”. If your name is not registered on this “voter register,” you cannot apply for an absentee ballot and you will not be able to cast your vote.
Once the elections have been officially announced, each Austrian citizen (as long as he/she is registered) can apply for an absentee ballot. The application for an absentee ballot is to be forwarded (via mail, fax, e-mail, or online) to the Austrian town/village which has entered you into its “voter register.” Please note that your application for an absentee ballot must include your name, your date of birth, the number of your valid Austrian passport, and the exact address your ballot should be sent to.
Immediately after having received your absentee ballot, you may actually vote. In any case, you must cast your vote before the last polling station in Austria is scheduled to close
- Here you have the form in German
- Here you have the instructions in German
- A general information can be found here
How to vote if you are an EU citizen in another Member State and you want to vote there (for example French living in Germany and you want to vote for German MEP)
All EU citizens having reached the age of 16 on the day of the European elections and being in full possession of their voting rights in their Member State of origin may vote.