Silesian constituency 9

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Silesian constituency 9
country Austria-Hungary
Crown land Silesia
Constituency number 9
Type Rural constituency
region Zuckmantel , Olbersdorf , Jägerndorf
Present population  32,246   (1910)
Colloquial languages German  (99.8%),  Polish (0.1%),  Bohemian (0.1%)
Eligible voters 6,651   (1911)

The constituency of Silesia 9 was a constituency for the elections to the House of Representatives in the Austrian Crown Land of Silesia . The electoral district was created in 1907 with the introduction of the Reichsrat election regulations and existed until the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy .


After the Reichsrat had decided on the general, equal, secret and direct male suffrage in autumn 1906, the major reform of the electoral law through the sanctioning of Emperor Franz Joseph I came into effect on January 26, 1907 . The new Reichsrat election regulations created a total of 416 electoral districts, with the exception of Galicia in each constituency one member was elected in the course of the Reichsrat election. The MP had to prevail with an absolute majority in the first ballot or in a runoff election. The constituency of Silesia 9 included the judicial districts of Würbenthal , Freudenthal , Bennisch and the municipality of Mladetzko from the judicial district of Opava .

The German agrarian Adolf Schilder emerged victorious from the 1907 Reichsrat election . In the Reichsrat election in 1911 , Schilder was hit by the Social Democrat Hans Jokl .

Election results

Reichsrat election 1907

The 1907 Reichsrat election was held on May 14, 1907 (first ballot) and May 23, 1907 (runoff).

First ballot

candidate Political party Constituency votes percent
Alois Zimmermann Social Democratic Labor Party 2979 47.1%
Adolf Schilder German Agricultural Party 2208 34.9%
Karl Hatwiger / Alois Schroth Self-employed agrarians 1087 17.2%
Other parties 48 0.8%
Eligible voters: 6648, invalid / empty votes: 48, voter turnout: 95.8%


candidate Political party Constituency votes percent
Adolf Schilder German Agricultural Party 3290 53.3%
Carpenter Social Democratic Labor Party 2880 46.7%
Eligible voters: 6648, invalid / empty votes: 132, voter turnout: 94.8%

Reichsrat election 1911

The 1911 Reichsrat election was held on June 13, 1911. The runoff election was dropped due to the absolute majority for Jokl in the first ballot.

candidate Political party Constituency votes percent
Hans Jokl Social Democratic Labor Party 3113 50.3%
Eduard Turk German Agricultural Party 2638 42.7%
Franz Anders Christian Social Party 259 4.2%
Karl Hatwiger Self-employed agrarian 147 2.4%
Other parties 28 0.5%
Eligible voters: 6615, invalid / empty votes: 156, voter turnout: 95.9%


Individual evidence

  1. Reichsgesetzblatt for the kingdoms and countries represented in the Reichsrath. 1907, IX. Piece, No. 17: "Law of January 26, 1907 regarding the election of the members of the House of Representatives of the Reichsrat"
  2. Article  in:  Das Vaterland , May 24, 1907, p. 4 (online at ANNO ).Template: ANNO / Maintenance / possibly
  3. according to article  in:  Neues Wiener Tagblatt. Democratic organ / Neues Wiener Abendblatt. Evening edition of the (") Neue Wiener Tagblatt (") / Neues Wiener Tagblatt. Evening edition of the Neue Wiener Tagblatt / Wiener Mittagsausgabe with Sportblatt / 6 o'clock evening paper / Neues Wiener Tagblatt. Neue Freie Presse - Neues Wiener Journal / Neues Wiener Tagblatt , May 15, 1907, p. 31 (online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / nwgKarl Hatwiger and Alois Schroth competed alongside signs as "German agrarians". According to press reports, Hatwiger received 843 votes and Schroth received 186 votes. However, these 1029 votes are opposed to the 1087 votes shown in the statistics
  4. ^ Article  in:  Wiener Zeitung , June 14, 1911, p. 26 (Online at ANNO ).Template: ANNO / Maintenance / wrz
  5. a b According to the Neue Freie Presse , 2637 votes went to Turk and 147 votes to the independent agrarian Karl Hatwiger. However, the statistics only show a total for the German Agricultural Party of 2,785 votes. One vote is missing on the sum of the two candidates reported by the Neue Freie Presse compared to the total sum of the statistics.