Styria, Austria, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Volksabstimmung

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Styria, Austria
Political level
local
Local Name:
Volksabstimmung
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

X. Section

Referendum

§ 130

Referendum

(1) The right to a referendum is the right of the citizens of the municipality to decide whether a decision of the municipal council should be valid in matters of the municipality's own sphere of activity. The referendum shall be decided by an unconditional majority of the valid votes cast.

(2) Resolutions of the municipal council in matters of its own sphere of activity shall be subject to a referendum if the municipal council so decides at the same time as the resolution of the municipal council is passed.

(3) Referendums on specific personnel matters, elections and decisions concerning certain persons are excluded.

§ 154

Effect of the referendum

The result of the referendum shall be equivalent to a corresponding decision of the municipal council.

References: Steiermärkisches Volksrechtegesetz, 1986, (accessed Oct. 6, 2018)

Subject Matter:

To decide whether a decision of the municipal council should be valid in matters of the municipality's own sphere of activity.

Actors

Author:
Municipal Council
Initiator:
Municipal Council
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Municipal council decides at the same time as the resolution is passed
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
No special approval quorum found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:

Referendums on specific personnel matters, elections and decisions concerning certain persons are excluded

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation!