Portugal

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: -

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Legislated quota (40%)

Percentage of women candidates*: 42,4%

Percentage of women elected*: 32,6%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 5,2%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 55,9%

(Parliamentary Elections, 4 October 2015)

Voting abroad: Yes

by postal voting and vote in person (at polling stations abroad)


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

National Electoral Commission of Portugal

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

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


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

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