Bosnia and Herzegovina

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (semi-open lists)

Threshold*: political parties – 3%

Frequency of Parliamentary Elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Legislated quota (40%)

Percentage of women candidates*: 41,6%

Percentage of women elected*: 27,4%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30: 0%

Voter registration: Passive, except voters outside of BiH who are obliged to register for each election for voting outside of BiH

Voter turnout: 54,0%

(Parliamentary Elections, 7 October 2018)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates polling stations or postal voting

E-voting: No

Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Electoral Training Centre:

Center for Education

Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Electoral Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • 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 general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (7 October 2018) (Doc. 14668)

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

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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