Czech Republic

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: political parties – 5%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: Voluntary party quota

Percentage of women candidates*: 28,6%

Percentage of women elected*: 22%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 5%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 60,8%

(Parliamentary Elections, 20-21 October 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Czech Statistical Office

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

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for the Czech Republic


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

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