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§ 114
 

Holding the National Council election together with other elections


(1) It is admissible to hold a National Council election together with another general election. In case of holding a National Council election together with an election of Members of the European Parliament, § 82 of the law concerning elections for the European Parliament, Federal Law Gazette No. 117/1996 applies.


(2) In the case of holding other general elections together with the National Council election, the following regulations apply:


1. The ballot papers for the other general elections can be put together with the ballot papers for the National Council election when the two together are not more than twice the size of the ballot papers for the National Council election.


2. When the two ballot papers are not put together, each voter, provided that they are entitled to take part in both elections, has to be presented by the returning officer with a ballot paper for the National Council election as well as with one for the other general elections.


3. When a voter is only entitled to vote in the National Council election, only a ballot paper for the National Council election is to be issued to them. The ballot paper envelopes of such voters are to be put in a special ballot box with the inscription "for National Council electors only".


4. Each voter is only to be issued with one ballot paper envelope, irrespective of whether they are using one or two ballot papers.


5. Ballot papers which were put together have to be separated after opening the ballot paper envelopes at the beginning of the counting of votes and to undergo the procedures, described in the special election regulations. The validity and invalidity of the ballot papers for the National Council election, as well as of those for the other general elections, is to be judged according to the special election regulations.


6. The records, electoral rolls, vote records, election files, ballot papers and other schedules for the National Council election are to remain in the election file of the National Council election.