Russian Federation

Electoral system*: Mixed

Threshold*: political parties – 5%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 5 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*: 22,5%

Percentage of women elected*: 12,7%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 1,3%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 48%

(Parliamentary Elections, 18 September 2016)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the presidential election in the Russian Federation (4 March 2012) (Doc. 12903)


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 Russian Federation


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

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