Vienna’s electorate had to cast its vote twice at the 2015 elections, for the city council as well as for the city’s 23 district councils.
Strict citizenship laws are weakening democratic participation, especially in cities that are hubs of international migration – such as Vienna.
Vienna has a democratic deficit. Already, 25% of the voting-age population is excluded from participating in citywide and national elections.
Infographic illustrating Vienna’s electorate gap.
A collection of Metropop contributions dealing with the topic of Vienna’s shrinking electorate.
Last semester I was teaching a new course that deals with data handling, analysis, communication and visualisation to students in urban studies – and apparently it was great.
Increasing secularisation and international migration diversified the religious landscape.
Although the population of Vienna is steadily increasing since 25 years, the city’s electorate is stagnating at the level of the early 1980s.