Discussion about electoral reforms based on poll worker study

20 Apr , 2022  

Vienna, 20 April 2022: is once again initiating a panel discussion with representatives of all parties represented in Parliament to discuss possible electoral reforms. This event, co-organised with the Parliament Directorate, follows the successful electoral reform panel discussion event at Parliament in September 2018.

The poll workers nominated by the campaigning parties are a central part of election administration in Austria. Due to the popularity of postal voting and the increasing allocation of preferential votes, the challenges for the election officers have increased in terms of time. Proceedings before the Constitutional Court and the ordinary courts have shown possible legal consequences. The result is recruitment problems., together with the Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER) of the University of Vienna, conducted an online survey among more than 800 election officers and other people involved in the election process between October and December 2019. What motivates election officers? How do you perceive the election process and what suggestions for improvement do you have? The results of this survey are to be presented at this event on 2 May 2022 at 4 p.m. and discussed with the involvement of the parliamentary groups and representatives from the relevant ministries.

 A registration via the Parliament website is required. The event is held in German language.



Harald Dossi, Parlamentsdirektor

Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse

Wolfgang C. Müller, Leiter des Vienna Center for Electoral Research, Universität Wien

Julia Partheymüller, Vienna Center for Electoral Research, Universität Wien

Armin Rabitsch, – Election-Watch.EU

Fragen und Anmerkungen – unter Mitwirkung von

  • Wolfgang Gerstl, Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat, ÖVP
  • Christian Drobits, Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat, SPÖ
  • Harald Stefan, Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat, FPÖ
  • Agnes Sirkka Prammer, Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat, GRÜNE
  • Karl-Arthur Arlamovsky, Mitglied des Bundesrates, NEOS
  • Albert Posch, Bundeskanzleramt, Leiter des Verfassungsdienstes
  • Mathias Vogl, Bundesministerium für Inneres, Leiter der Sektion III (Recht)
  • und anderen TeilnehmerInnen


Harald Dossi, Parlamentsdirektor


Walter Hämmerle, Wiener Zeitung

Datum: 02.05.2022 16:00
Ort: Epstein Innenhof
Veranstalter: Parlamentsdirektor Dr. Harald Dossi