Netherlands

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (open lists, with preferential voting)

Threshold*: 0,67%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*31,2%

Percentage of women elected*: 36%

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

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 81,9%

(Parliamentary Elections, 15 March 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by proxy voting or postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Dutch Electoral Council

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 Netherlands


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

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