Armenia

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (party lists)

Threshold*: political parties – 5%; coalitions – 7%

Frequency of Parliamentary Elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 25

Quota type: Legislated quota (25%)

Percentage of women candidates*: 32,6%

Percentage of women elected*: 24%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30** : 1,9%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 48,6%

(Parliamentary Elections - 9 December 2018)

Voting abroad: Yes 

by e-voting for diplomats, military staff and their families.


E-voting: Yes

for diplomatic, military staff and their family members deployed abroad.


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Armenia


Civil Society's Organisations observing elections:

Transparency Armenia and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor

Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Electoral Assistance in Armenia:

  • Capacity-building activities
  • Awareness-raising campaigns
  • Support to Domestic Election Observation and Civil Society's Organisations

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the early parliamentary elections in Armenia (9 December 2018) (Doc. 14801)


VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF)

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Armenia


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018