Hungary

Electoral system*: Mixed

Threshold*: political parties – 5% proportional race (10% for lists with two parties or 15% for lists with more than two)

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18 years or those who got married before (16 years)

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*:
National constituency: 26,8% / Single member constituencies: 33,7%

Percentage of women elected*: 11,5%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 2%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 69,7%

(Parliamentary Elections, 8 April 2018)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates or by postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

National Election Office of Hungary

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

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


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

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