Electoral system*: Proportional representation (open lists)

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: No

Percentage of women candidates*: 31,8%

Percentage of women elected*: 31%

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

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 54,6%

(Parliamentary Elections, 6 October 2018)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at polling stations established abroad or by postal voting

E-voting: No

Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of parliamentary elections in Latvia (3 October 1998) (Doc. 8255)

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

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

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

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