Next Ordennyan federal election
All 651 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
326 seats needed for a majority
The next Ordennyan federal election is scheduled to take place on or before 20 June 2024.
Ordennya uses the mixed-member proportional representation system for the Chamber of Deputies, a system of proportional representation combined with elements of first-past-the-post voting. The House of Commons has 650 members, and these seats are distributed between the 12 Ordennyan states. This system has been in place since a referendum in 1999 changed the electoral system from alternative vote to mixed-member proportional, and has been used since the 2000 election.
Each Ordennyan voter has 2 votes: a constituency vote (first vote) and a party list vote (second vote). Based solely on the first votes, 325 members are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. The second votes are used to produce a proportional number of seats for parties, based on state lists. List seats are allocated using the Sainte-Laguë method. If a party wins fewer constituency seats in a state than its second votes would entitle it to, it receives additional seats from the relevant state list. Parties can file lists in every single state under certain conditions – for example, a fixed number of supporting signatures. Parties can receive second votes only in those states in which they have filed a state list.
In order to vote in the federal election, one must be:
- on the electoral register;
- aged 16 or over on polling day;
- an Ordennyan or Xanartopian citizen;
- a resident at an address in the Ordennyan Federation (or an Ordennyan citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in Ordennya in the last 15 years);
- not legally excluded from voting (for example a convicted person detained in prison or a mental hospital, or unlawfully at large if they would otherwise have been detained).