Styria, Austria, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Volksbefragung

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Styria, Austria
Political level
local
Local Name:
Volksbefragung
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

XI. Section

People's Consultation

§ 155

People's Consultation

(1) People' s consultation shall serve to investigate the will of the citizens of the municipality with regard to future political decisions and plans concerning the municipality as well as questions of implementation from the municipality' s own sphere of activity.

(2) People' consultations may be held for the entire municipality or for parts of the municipality (localities, urban districts).

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

(4) A referendum shall be held if is required by

c) by the local council..

§ 176

Treatment of the consultation of the people

(1) Once the procedure has been completed, the result of the consultation shall be the subject of consultation and decision by the competent body of the municipality.

(2) The result of the treatment by the competent organ shall be announced by posting it on the official notice board of the municipality and shall be made known in accordance with local custom and verifiably delivered to the authorised recipient.

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

Subject Matter:

To decide on questions with regard to future political decisions and plans concerning the municipality as well as questions of implementation from the municipality' s own sphere of activity

Actors

Author:
Local Council
Initiator:
Local Council
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
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:

Consultations on specific personnel issues, elections and decisions concerning certain persons are excluded.

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Question as briefly and unambiguously as possible. The question may be subdivided into several sub-questions. It must be possible to answer the questions with yes or no or by agreeing to one of several possible decisions

Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

The English version here is a courtesy translation!