Presidential Elections were held in Austria on 18 May 1980. The incumbent president, Rudolf Kirchschläger, was re-elected by a landslide of 79.9% of the votes, being supported by both major Austrian Parties: the ruling Socialist Party of Austria and the opposition Austrian People's Party. The competing candidates were Willfried Gredler of the Freedom Party of Austria and Norbert Burger of the later prohibited National Democratic Party.
Summary of the 18 May 1980 Austrian presidential election results
|Candidates and affiliated parties
||Freedom Party of Austria
||National Democratic Party
|Spoilt and null votes
|Votes cast / turnout
|Source: Austrian ministry of Interior