Spain

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: political parties – 3%

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*: -

Percentage of women elected*: 46,9%

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

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 71,8%

(Parliamentary Elections, 28 April 2019)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates or by postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Junta Electoral Central

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

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


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

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