United Kingdom

Electoral system*: First-past-the-post (FPTP)

Threshold*: -

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 5 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*: -

Percentage of women elected*: 32%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 1,9%

Voter registration: Active

Voter turnout: 68,8%

(General Elections, 8 June 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by postal voting or by proxy voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Electoral Commission of UK

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

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for United Kingdom


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

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