Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ‘2004
 


Constituencies and polling districts


Chapter 2 of the Law on Elections to the Seimas determines, how Constituencies and polling districts are formated.

For the organisation and conduct of elections, the territory of the Republic of Lithuania shall be divided into 71 single-member constituencies, taking into consideration the number of inhabitants in the constituency, the division of the territory of the Republic of Lithuania into single-member constituencies during previous elections to the Seimas, and the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Lithuania. A constituency shall be formed from polling districts which have common boundaries. The number of voters in constituencies must be from 0.8 to 1.2 of the average number of voters in all single-member constituencies. The number of voters in constituencies must be from 29 552 to 44 327. The Central Electoral Committee, no later than 95 days before the election, shall establish, and no later than 90 days before the election, shall publish in the Valstybės žinios (The Official Gazette) the list of polling districts forming a constituency, the addresses and telephone numbers of their polling stations, the number of voters in the constituency, and the addresses and telephone numbers of constituency electoral committees.

One multi-member constituency shall also be formed where all citizens of the Republic of Lithuania eligible to vote shall cast their votes. 70 Seimas members shall be elected in this constituency according to the proportional system of elections.

With a view of making it more convenient for a voter to reach a polling station and with account of the number of voters, the territories of cities and regions shall be divided into polling districts.
The division of the territory of a town or region into polling districts, which shall be permanent during elections and referenda, shall be changed, where necessary, by the Central Electoral Committee on the recommendation of the mayor. The Central Electoral Committee shall publish a list of approved polling districts, and changes made therein in the Valstybės žinios ( The Official Gazette).
No more than 5, 000 voters must reside within the territory of a polling district.