Results of the European Parliament elections 2014 in Estonia

Comment on the article published in The Guardian about Estonian Internet Voting 

Basic facts

Election Day: May 25th 2014
Advance voting days: May 15th to May 21st 2014
Internet voting days: May 15th to May 21st 2014
Abroad voting: by post and in embassies

Candidates: Party lists and independent candidates
Filing candidacy documents: March 26th to April 10th 2014
Candidate deposit: 1775 EUR per candidate
Deposit reimbursement: After gaining 5% of votes

Number of mandates: 6
Number of districts: 1 national
Electoral system: PR open lists, d'Hondt method
Threshold: NONE

Minimum age of candidates: 21
Minimum age of voters: 18

Regulatory act: European Parliament Election Act


Upcoming elections in Estonia

European Parliament elections
May 25th 2014

Riigikogu (parliamentary) elections
March 1st 2015

Election of the President of the Republic
August/September 2016

Election related legal acts in English


Past elections

Local government council elections 20. October 2013


Riigikogu (parliamentary) Elections
March 6th 2011

On 6 March 2011 the citizens of Estonia elected the 12th Riigikogu. 

789 persons ran as candidates in the Riigikogu elections. 757 persons stood as candidates in 9 political party lists, and 32 persons ran as independent candidates.

580,264 out of 913,346 citizens with the right to vote took part in the Riigikogu Elections of 2011. Thus the voter turnout at the Riigikogu Elections was 63.5%.

The highest number of votes was cast for the Estonian Reform Party, who received 164,255 votes (28.6%), and the Estonian Centre Party, who received 134,124 votes (23.3%).

Four political parties exceeded the 5% election threshold stipulated by the Riigikogu Election Act to get seats in the Riigikogu: Estonian Reform Party, Estonian Centre Party, Pro Patria and Res Publica Union and Social Democratic Party. The Centre Party lost three seats, and the Estonian Green Party and the People’s Union failed to pass the threshold and gain any seats in the Riigikogu.

Election results

(comp. 2007)
Estonian Reform Party 
33 (+2)
Estonian Centre Party 
26 (-3)
Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 
23 (+4)
Social Democratic Party 
19 (+9)
Estonian Green Party 
0 (-6)
People's Union of Estonia 
0 (-6)
0 0

Election results in Estonia have been officially confirmed, new government has convened and alternate members of the Riigikogu have taken their seats in the Parliament. Estonian Reform Party and Pro Patria and Res Publica Union formed the new government and signed a coalition treaty (declaration of government). Together they have 56 seats in the parlament (out of 101).

Elections to Local Government Councils 2009

Elections to Local Government Councils 2009 (in EST) 

European Parliament Elections 2009

European Parliament Elections 2009 RESULTS


Statistics about Internet Voting in Estonia 2005-2013

Statistics about Internet Voting in Estonia

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