Ukraine

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: Voluntary party quota (30%)

Percentage of women candidates*:
National constituency: 25,5% / Single member constituencies: 14,6%

Percentage of women elected*: 20,6%

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

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 52,4%

(Parliamentary Elections, 26 October 2014)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Election Commission of Ukraine


Civil Society's Organisations observing elections:

OPORA and Committee for Voters of Ukraine (CVU)

Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Electoral Assistance in Ukraine:

  • Capacity-building activities
  • Awareness-raising campaigns
  • Support to Domestic Election Observation and Civil Society's Organisations

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the presidential election in Ukraine (31 March and 21 April 2019) (Doc. 14896)


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

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


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

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