Austrian Parliamentary Election 2017:
Prognosis of postal vote

Similar as in previous elections in Austria, voting with voting card (absentee ballot) was widely used in this election. The majority of voting cards are counted not on election day but from Monday, October 16.

Overall, 889.193 voting cards have been issued. Therefore, ca. every sixth vote has been cast by voting card.

Final result on Thursday October 19

What’s new at this election: On election day, voters can take their voting cards in a sealed envelope to any polling station in the country. If this polling station is no in their home disctrict, this voting card will not be counted on Monday but be brought to the home district and counted only on Thursday, October 19.

Austrian Parliamentary Election 2017, provisional result from 15.10. including ORF/SORA prognosis of absentee-ballots

Party

Percent

Seats in
Parliament

ÖVP (List Sebastian Kurz)

31,6

62

SPÖ (Social Democrats)

26,9

52

FPÖ (Freedom Party)

26,0

51

NEOS (Liberals)

5,1

10

PILZ (List Peter Pilz)

4,3

8

Greens

3,9

0

Others

2,2

0

Turnout: 79,5% (incl. absentee ballots)
Confidence Interval: +/- 0,7 percentage points
Source: ORF/SOR

Update from October 16, 23:30

Voting cards counted in 115 from 116 district. SORA prognosis confirmed with minor changes: Greens now at 3,8, List Pilz 4,4,, NEOS 5,2.

Only 36.893 voting cards remain to be counted on Thursday, October 19.