Elections

The city of Innsbruck handles the European election, federal presidential election, national council election, state parliament election and municipal council election.

This page was translated automatically. The City of Innsbruck assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the translation.

Who can vote?

Who is allowed to vote varies from election to election and is anchored in electoral law.

Where can I vote?

Polling station

The polling station where you can cast your vote depends on the respective electoral district - all voters will be informed of this by post in advance. In addition, a map with all polling stations and the corresponding districts will be displayed here in good time before each election.

Special electoral authority

If you are bedridden on election day, you can apply to vote before a special electoral authority. There is an online form for this.

Postal voting

If you are unable to visit a polling station on election day, you can apply for a polling card and use it to cast your vote.

Where do I submit my declaration of support for elections?

You can submit declarations of support in the Service Unit Registration and residents' affairs, passport matters - Declarations of support for referendums & elections...

Please draw a number under the designation "Unterstützungserklärung"" and do not forget your official photo ID in the original!

When will the next elections take place in Innsbruck?

14. April 2024Municipal council and mayoral elections: 7.30-16.00 hrs
28. April 2024Possible mayoral run-off election
9. June 2024European elections
Fall 2024National Council election

Municipal council and mayoral elections 2024

The municipal council and mayoral elections in Innsbruck will take place on April 14, 2024. If no mayoral candidate receives more than half of the valid votes cast for the mayoral election, the two candidates with the highest number of valid votes will be elected as mayor on April 28, 2024.

Who can vote?

Who is entitled to vote in the municipal council and mayoral elections is regulated in the Innsbruck electoral regulations. According to this, every EU citizen is entitled to vote who

  1. has their main place of residence in the city on the cut-off date, unless they have been living in the city for less than a year and their stay is obviously only temporary,
  2. is not excluded from the right to vote on the cut-off date and
  3. has reached the age of 16 on election day at the latest.

Who can be elected?

In accordance with the provisions of the Innsbruck electoral regulations, every citizen of the European Union who has their main residence in the city is eligible to stand for election to the Innsbruck municipal council,

  1. who has their main place of residence in the city, unless they have been living in the city for less than a year and their stay is obviously only temporary,
  2. is not excluded from eligibility to vote and
  3. has reached the age of 18 on the day of the election at the latest.

An EU citizen who does not have Austrian citizenship and has not had their main place of residence in an Austrian municipality for an uninterrupted period of five years is only eligible for election to the municipal council on the further condition that they are not excluded from eligibility under the law of their home Member State as a result of a criminal conviction.

All persons eligible for election to the municipal council who are Austrian citizens and who have not been disqualified from holding office as a member of the municipal senate within the last six years prior to the election date are eligible for election as mayor.

Election announcement and closing date

The municipal council and mayoral elections were announced by the Tyrolean provincial government on January 10, 2024 in the provincial law gazette. The election announcement was published by the city. In the election announcement, the cut-off date was set at January 16, 2024. The cut-off date is important for the following, among other things:

  • Apart from the voting age, which must be met on the day of the election, the requirements for the right to vote and eligibility to stand for election are to be assessed according to the cut-off date.
  • Eligible voters are entered in the electoral roll of the electoral district in which they have their main place of residence on the cut-off date.
  • Election proposals can be submitted in writing to the main electoral authority on the cut-off date at the earliest (and by 5 p.m. on the 30th day before the election day at the latest).

Where and when can I vote?

For the election, the entire city area is divided into a total of 153 electoral distr icts. The main electoral authority is responsible for forming the electoral districts. You will be informed by post in which polling station you can vote on election day from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm.

Here you will find a map with all 43 polling stations and the corresponding wards. Simply search for your Adresse and display the polling station that suits you:

It is also possible to cast a vote before a special electoral authority or apply for a polling card.

Postal voting by absentee ballot is not an equal alternative to voting at the polls, but is only provided for in the event of an incapacity to vote(drÃ).

How & where do I apply for a polling card?

If you are unable to visit a polling station on election day, you can apply for a polling card and vote by post. You can apply for a polling card

  • online: ID Austria, passport number, photo ID or enter your personal application code (you will receive this by post) required.
    possible until April 9, 2024 - 24.00 hrs
  • by post: Application at Service Unit General district and municipal administration - Elections. possible until April 9, 2024 (received by the authority)
    All eligible voters will receive a personal information folder sent to them atdrefrom March 18, 2024. It also contains a request card for ordering a polling card.
  • in person at the polling card office (barrier-free): in the town hall, 6th floor, room 6102
    Opening hours: March 18 to April 12, 2024 on working days
    Monday to Thursday: 8.00-17.00 and Friday: 8.00-12.00

On April 12, 2024, the polling card office will be open until 2 p.m. Due to legal deadlines, it is expected that polling cards can be issued from March 28, 2024.

It is only possible to take the polling card for another person with a written authorization (pick-up) in connection with a signed application from the person voting.
You can find the appropriate form here.
Please note that in the case of a proxy, proof of identity must be provided for both the person making the request and the authorized person delivering it .

Where can I view election results?

Here you can find statistics and results of past elections in and around Innsbruck: