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Article 18
 

Provisions regarding the first election of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament

(1) The data of the electoral records may be used for preparing the European electoral records.

(2) Austrian citizens, registered in the electoral records and having their principal domicile abroad at the time when the present federal act enters into force shall be transferred to the European electoral records without filing an application in accordance with § 4, para 1.

(3) Austrian citizens, who have their principal domicile abroad and have not submitted an application in accordance with § 4, para 1, shall be notified, as soon as the results of the first elections of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament have become finally determined, that they will be deleted from the European electoral records within three months as of that date, unless they file an application.

(4) Three months after the date when the first elections of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament have become finally determined, Austrian citizens, who have their principal domicile abroad and have not submitted an application in accordance with § 4, para 1, shall be deleted from the European electoral records.

(5) Austrian citizens, who have their principal domicile abroad and request to be issued a voting card on the occasion of the first elections of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament, shall be provided with the official ballot paper and a sealable ballot envelope, as well as a form which may be used to apply for the continued registration or re-registration in the European electoral records as of the date when the results of the election have become finally determined. When designing this form, § 4, para 5, shall be taken into account.

(6) Citizens of the European Union who submit an application in accordance with § 5,  para 1, shall only be entitled to vote in the first elections of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament if they file an additional statement before the reference date, in addition to the statement in accordance with § 5, para 1, that they have not voted in the elections to the European Parliament of June 1994 or thereafter. In the event that they do not file such a statement, they shall be registered in the European electoral records only after the reference date.

(7) For the first elections of Members of Parliament to be delegated by Austria to the European Parliament, the communication of information in accordance with § 13, para 2, may be limited to those States that joined the European Union at the same time as Austria, and that hold the first elections to the European Parliament at the same time as Austria, or at a later date.