Slovak Republic

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: political parties – 5 %

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*: 24,7%

Percentage of women elected*: 20%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 0,7%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 59,8%

(Parliamentary Elections, 5 March 2016)

Voting abroad: Yes

by postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

State Commission for the Elections and Control of Political Parties Funding

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of parliamentary elections in the Slovak Republic (25-26 September 1998) (Doc. 8254)


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 Slovak Republic


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

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