Referendum & Popular Consultation

Statements of support can be submitted both digitally and in person at the office.

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Petitions for referendums are legislative proposals submitted by citizens. They can initiate a legislative procedure in the National Council themselves. In the first step, a petition for a referendum requires a certain number of declarations of support in order to be initiated. If the required number is reached, the petition for a referendum is initiated and can be signed by citizens in the second step. If 100,000 signatures are obtained, the petition for a referendum must be discussed in the National Council. Therefore, in the first step of a petition for a referendum there is the possibility to submit a declaration of support and in the second step to sign the petition for a referendum. A declaration of support automatically counts as a signature for the petition for a referendum.

For which referendum petitions can I currently submit a declaration of support?

Information on currently registered referendum petitions for which statements of support can be submitted can be found here.

Where & how can I submit my declaration of support for a referendum?

A sufficient number of declarations of support must be submitted in order to initiate a referendum.

You can submit declarations of support in Innsbruck in two ways:

Where & how can I sign a petition for a referendum?

In order for a petition for a referendum to be dealt with in the National Council, a sufficient number of signatures must be submitted.

You can submit signatures in Innsbruck in two ways:

  • online (you will need ID Austria for this)
  • in person during the registration week on the 6th floor of the town hall - room 6102

When can I sign petitions in person?

Monday, March 11, 20248.00 - 16.00 hrs
Tuesday, March 12, 20248.00 - 16.00 hrs
Wednesday, March 13, 20248.00 - 16.00 hrs
Thursday, March 14, 20248.00 - 20.00 hrs
Friday, March 15, 20248.00 - 16.00 hrs
Saturday, March 16, 2024closed
Sunday, March 17, 2024closed on
Monday, March 18, 20248.00 - 16.00 hrs

On the last day of registration (Monday, March 18) you can cast your vote online until 8 p.m.!

Who is eligible to vote?

All Austrian citizens who have the right to vote for the National Council on the last day of the respective registration period and are registered in the electoral register of a municipality on the cut-off date (February 5, 2024).

Persons who have already submitted a valid declaration of support for a current referendum can no longer participate in the respective registration procedure, as their declaration of support already counts towards the result of the referendum.

Don't forget your official photo ID!


A referendum is held before a law is passed and is used by politicians to find out the opinion of the Austrian population before final decisions are made.

As soon as there is a referendum, you will find more information here.