Municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020
The municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020 took place on January 26, 2020 in 567 of the 573 Lower Austrian municipalities. At the same time, the early state elections in Burgenland 2020 took place.
The statutory cities of St. Pölten , Krems an der Donau and Waidhofen an der Ybbs had different dates. In Stockerau ( Korneuburg district ), Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel and Pillichsdorf (both Mistelbach district ) were only elected on March 24, 2019. The Lower Austrian municipal council electoral code stipulates that there will be no new elections there in the event that a new election has taken place within twelve months of the general municipal elections.
The election date on January 26, 2020 was announced to the public on September 10, 2019 by three club officials from the state parliament parties Klaus Schneeberger (ÖVP), Reinhard Hundsmüller (SPÖ) and Udo Landbauer (FPÖ).
1,459,072 citizens were eligible to vote, 38,455 fewer than in 2015, also because the electoral register was adjusted for non-integrated second homes. A special feature in Lower Austria is the validity of unofficial ballot papers, which are typically given out by parties to potential voters before the election.
Elections were made in 567 municipalities, only the ÖVP stood - with 570 (sometimes only related) lists - in all municipalities; the SPÖ with 546 lists in 545 municipalities. The FPÖ ran 365 times, the Greens 126 and NEOS 37 times. There were also 207 independent lists.
With 9, the most lists were available in Amstetten, including 2 FPÖ spin-offs. There were original abbreviations from ALFA (alternative for Amstetten) to ZZ (Zillingdorf first).
The repetition of the ballots in Perchtoldsdorf , Alland and Schrattenberg , originally planned for April 26, 2020 , has been postponed to June 7, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic . In Ebreichsdorf it is repeated in a district. In Schwarzau am Steinfeld there is to be another election in September 2020 after all SPÖ MPs resigned from their seats. As in January, the People's Party had 13 seats in Alland and Schrattenberg. The partial repetition in Ebreichsdorf brought the SPÖ a mandate. In Perchtoldsdorf, the ÖVP lost a mandate compared to the January ballot that was canceled.
The Constitutional Court gave in its June session of challenging the poll in Kottingbrunn instead that local elections must be repeated there. The contests of the elections in Marchegg and Langenrohr were found to be unfounded, those of the polls in Litschau were rejected.
Preliminary country result
Truncating the lists
- ÖVP and lists
- Highest percentage: 100% (in eight municipalities)
- Lowest percentage: 3.49% (in Zillingdorf )
- Highest profit: + 47.15% (in Furth an der Triesting )
- Highest loss: -31.02% (in Höflein )
- SPÖ and lists
- Highest percentage: 85.14% (in Ebenfurth )
- Lowest percentage: 3.65% (in Furth an der Triesting)
- Highest profit: + 25.88% (in Höflein)
- Highest loss: -40.97% (in Marchegg )
- FPÖ and lists
- Highest percentage: 28.64% (in Bad Großpertholz )
- Lowest percentage: 1.30% (in Fischamend )
- Highest profit: + 19.51% (in Bad Großpertholz)
- Highest loss: -32.95% (in blind market )
- Greens and Lists
- Highest percentage: 29.36% (in Marchegg)
- Lowest percentage: 2.15% (in Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde )
- Highest profit: +29.36% (in Marchegg)
- Highest loss: -16.38% (in Biberbach )
- NEOS and lists
- Highest percentage: 16.99% (in Michelbach )
- Lowest percentage: 2.03% (in Stockerau )
- Highest profit: + 10.38% (in Bisamberg )
- Highest loss: -6.28% (in Pressbaum )
- Nationwide result , on noe.gv.at
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