Iceland

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*: 18

Quota type: Voluntary party quota

Percentage of women candidates*: 44,6%

Percentage of women elected*: 38,1 %

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 4,7 %

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 81,2%

(Parliamentary Elections, 28 October 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates or by advance voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

National Electoral Commission of Iceland

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

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


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

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