Number of seats in the electoral districts, calculation in accordance with the last census
(1) The number of seats in the National Council in every constituency is to be calculated in accordance with the regulations set out in paras 2 to 5.
(2) The number of citizens who, according to the final results of the last census (Register Census Act, Federal Law Gazette I No. 33/2006), had their main place of residence in the Republic of Austria, added to the number of citizens living abroad, who, on the cut-off date (§ 1, para 1 of the Register Census Act) were entered in the voters’ index, has to be divided by 183. The result has to be rounded to three decimal places. This gives the proportion figure.
(3) Every provincial constituency receives the number of seats, which results from the division of the number of citizens (para 2), which, according to the final results of the last census, had their main place of residence in the respective provincial constituency, added to the number of those living abroad, who, on the cut-off date (§ 1, para 1 of the Register Census Act) were entered into the voters’ index of the same provincial constituency by the proportion figure.
(4) In case that, in following the described procedure, it is not possible to distribute all 183 seats, the results of the calculations described in para 3 have to be rounded up to the third digit after the decimal sign. The remaining seats are then allocated to those provincial constituencies, which have the largest decimal figure. When, however, the decimal figures of more than one provincial constituency are equal, they each receive an additional seat, except when there is only one seat, from the 183, left to be allocated. When, as a result of an equal decimal figure, more than one provincial constituency is in a position to receive the remaining seat, the question of which one does receive it is decided by drawing lots.
(5) Every regional constituency receives the number of National Council seats, taken from the total number of seats allocated to the respective provincial constituency, calculated in the way described in paras 3 and 4.