Malta

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (single transferable vote - STV)

Threshold*: -

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 5 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 16

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Droop quota

Percentage of women candidates*: 20,4%

Percentage of women elected*: 15,4%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 6%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 92,1%

(Parliamentary Elections, 3 June 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by advance voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Electoral Commission of Malta

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

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


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

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