Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ‘2004
 


The Establishment of Election Results

A candidate shall be considered elected in a single-member constituency, if the not less than 40 percent of the voters from the voter list of that constituency have participated in the elections, and the said candidate has received the majority of votes cast by the voters who have participated in the elections. If less than 40 percent of the voters from the voter list of that constituency have participated in the elections, the candidate who have received the majority, but not less than one-fifth of the votes of all the voters from the voter list of that constituency, shall be considered to have been elected. If more than two candidates have participated in the elections and a Seimas member has not been elected, a second poll shall be held after two weeks from the proclamation of the election results. Two candidates who have received the majority of votes shall participate in the said poll. A candidate who has received the majority of votes shall be considered to have been elected at the second poll.

The elections shall be considered to have been held in the multi-member constituency if more than one fourth of all voters have participate in them.
The list candidates of the party may receive mandates of Seimas member (takes part in the distribution of mandates) only if not less than 5 percent of the voters participating in the elections voted for it. The joint list of candidates may receive mandates of Seimas member (takes part in the distribution of mandates) provided that not less than 7 percent of the voters who participated in the election have voted for it. Mandates for lists of candidates shall be distributed according to the number of votes received by each of them, applying the method of quotas and remainders.
Candidates of the same list shall receive mandates in the numerical order established by the Central Electoral Committee which has established the rating of candidates. Those candidates who are elected in single-member constituencies shall be omitted from the list.

The Central Electoral Committee shall establish the final election results after it has investigated all complaints and established all election results in the constituency , including of the voters who have voted on ships and abroad.
The Central Electoral Committee shall proclaim the final election results not later than within 7 days following the election or the second poll.