Federal Presidental Election 2022

On Sunday 9 October Austria goes to the polls to elect a new Federal President.

As you probably have noticed, this year, there is a record number of 7 candidates eligible to be the next leader at the Hofburg presidential palace. 

All Austrians citizens of at least 16 years of age are eligible to vote by election day. If you already know that you won’t be able to vote in person, use this link to apply for a postal vote. 

This is an important election that only takes place every 6 year so we truly employ you to make use of your vote and use this opportunity to participate as an active citizen!

Here are some general points of information on the 7 candidates: 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen 

  • President
  • The Greens
  • 78 years old

Dr. Walter Rosenkranz

  • People’s Advocate
  • FPÖ
  • 60 years old

Dr. Dominik Wlazny

  • Musician and doctor
  • The Beer Party
  • 35 years old

Gerald Grosz

  • Blogger
  • Ex-BZÖ/FPÖ
  • 45 years old

Heinrich Staudinger

  • Entrepreneur
  • Non-partisan
  • 69 years old

Mag. Dr. Michael Brunner 

  • Lawyer
  • MFG
  • 61 years old

Mag. Dr. Tassilo Wallentin

  • Lawyer
  • Non-partisan
  • 48 years old