Poland

Electoral system*: Proportional representation (open lists)

Threshold*: political parties – 5%; coalition – 8%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: Legislated quota (35%)

Percentage of women candidates*: 42,4%

Percentage of women elected*: 27,2%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30: 3,7%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 50,9%

(Parliamentary Elections, 25 October 2015)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates or by postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

National Election Commission of Poland

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

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


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