Tyrol, Austria, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Volksbefragung

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Plebiscite [ATP]
Tyrol, Austria
Political level
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Article 60

Popular consultation

(1) The State Government may conduct a popular consultation on matters which fall within the competence of the State, with the exception of matters of the own sphere of activity of the municipality and matters concerning certain persons, throughout the entire territory of the State.


(3) The State Government may carry out a popular consultation in a part of the State territory which must at least cover the territory of a municipality, if the matter is in the exclusive or predominant interest of the inhabitants of this part of the State territory. (..)

(4) All voters entitled to vote in the State Parliament shall be entitled to participate in a popular consultation; however, if the popular consultation is held in a part of the territory of the State, only those voters entitled to vote in the State Parliament who have their principal place of residence in that part of the territory of the State shall be entitled to do so.

(5) The procedure for the popular consultation shall be regulated in more detail by State law. The result of the popular vote will be announced.

References: Tiroler Landesordnung, 1989 (accessed Oct. 6, 2018)


People's Consultation

§ 43


(1) The State Government may conduct a popular consultation on a matter falling within the competence of the State throughout the territory of the State.

§ 59

Investigation by the State Electoral Authority, Result of the Popular Consultation

(1) The State Electoral Authority shall summarise the results communicated by the District Electoral Authorities into the overall result for the State. Furthermore, the State Election Authority shall determine the voting results in the State on the basis of the minutes of the District Election Authorities. This is the result of the popular vote.

(2) § 38 paras. 2 and 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis with the proviso that a copy of the minutes shall be sent to the State Government.

(3) The State Government shall announce the result of the popular consultation immediately by publication in the State Law Gazette.

References: Tiroler Volksrechtegesetz - VolksG (accessed Oct. 6, 2018)

Subject Matter:

To decide on matters falling within the competence of the State in a part of the territory of the State 


State Government
State Government
Decision maker:
Local electorate


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum fund in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:

A popular consultation shall not be permitted on matters concerning the municipality's own sphere of activity or on matters concerning certain persons

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Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

§ 44


(1) The question to be put to those entitled to vote shall be formulated in such a way that only a particular matter is subject to popular consultation. If this makes it easier to ask the opinion of those entitled to vote, a second question, independent of the first question, may be put or a supplementary question may be added to the first question. The supplementary question shall be expressly designated as such and shall be asked in the event that the first question is answered by a majority in a particular manner. The supplementary question shall be addressed to all persons entitled to vote.

(2) Each question and supplementary question shall be unambiguous, without any judgmental additions, as concise as possible and, moreover, formulated in such a way that it can be answered either with "yes" or "no" or by consenting to one of a maximum of three other specified decision-making options.

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