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Article 58

(1) In the building of the polling station and in the surrounding area (zone of prohibition) to be determined by the community electoral authority, and in Vienna by the city council, any kind of election campaigning, in particular, by way of speeches to the voters, posting or distributing of election pamphlets or of candidate lists, and, furthermore, any assembly or carrying of weapons of all kind, is prohibited.

(2) The prohibition on carrying weapons shall not include those weapons that have to be carried by officers of the public security service or prison wardens according to their professional regulations.

(3) Violations of the prohibitions laid down in al. 1 will be punished by the district administrative authority with a maximum fine of up-to 218 Euros, in case it cannot be collected, with a maximum subsidiary term of imprisonment of two weeks.