Karnia-Ruthenia general election, 2019
The 2019 Karnia-Ruthenia general election took place from 17 to 24 July, having been announced since 30 June 2018 after declared the end of the works of the I Legislature of the Imperial Diet. On 02 July 2018, Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, Minister of Justice and head of the electoral justice during the election issued a ministerial order to regulate the ways and vehicles by which the voting would take place and other about the deadlines for electoral enlistment and electoral period.
The elections were the first following the Electoral Code of 2018, which had established new directives, and strengthened the electoral process which, prior to and only during Ruthenian general election, 2016, depended exclusively on a law and was essentially rudimentary. On 19 July 2018, Oscar I created the four electoral districts of the Empire: the North American District, the South American District and the Asian-Antarctic District, all the three with one Representative each and the European District, divided in Western and Eastern Districts, with two Representatives.
The election would not happen until 2019, when all the political class finally established political parties enough to fullfill the legal criteria to call elections. The elections was disputed for the new districts, already reformed by the time of elections: Asian-Antarctic District, Daugave-Axian District, Argadian District and Ruthenian-Horvatian District. The parties that went to the election were the newly-created Patriotic Party and the traditional Constitutional Party.
The results were proclaimed by the Emperor, who reported that 6% of citizens attended to the polls, with 50% of the votes being valid, 33,3% of the votes being invalid and 16,7% of the votes not counted. Both parties, the Patriotic and the Constitutional, reached the same number of chairs.