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Electorally-relevant laws adopted since 1990 can be viewed in their entirety by clicking on their title in the list.
We provide a list of 12 area topics we considered of interest. The legislation can be searched by selecting an election year and one or several topics, followed by clicking on the 'query database' button.
By clicking on the printer sign you can view a printer friendly version of your search results. It is unfortunately impossible to ensure that every user's printout reproduces the on-screen version exactly.

Election
1989 Parliamentary Elections - Sejm
1989 Parliamentary Elections - Senate
1991 Parliamentary Elections - Sejm
1991 Parliamentary Elections - Senate
1993 Parliamentary Elections - Sejm
1993 Parliamentary Elections - Senate
1995 Presidential Elections
1997 Parliamentary Elections - Sejm
1997 Parliamentary Elections - Senate
2000 Presidential Elections
2001 Parliamentary Elections - Sejm
2001 Parliamentary Elections - Senate
Law
Law on Election of the President of the Republic of Poland  
The Act of 28 May 1993 On Elections to Sejm of the Republic of Poland  
Parliamentary Election Law, 3 July 1991  
Electoral Law to the 10th Sejm for the years 1989-1993  
Provisions for the election of the Senate (Electoral Law to the 10th Sejm for the years 1989-1993)  
Constitution - relevant parts, 1992  
Constitution - relevant parts, 1997  
The Act of 12 April 2001 on Elections to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland and to the Senate of the Republic of Poland  
 Resolution of the National Electoral Commission of the Republic of Poland, 29 December 1995, On the Statute of the National Electoral Commission, with amendments made by the resolution of the National Electoral Commission of 12 August 1998  
 Order No 1 of the Marshal of the Sejm, 25 January 1994 on the Statute of the National Electoral Office  
 Resolution on the National Electoral Commission, 13 December 1993 on Regulations of the National Electoral Commission  

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Organization and Convocation of the Body Elected
Organization of the Franchise & Voter Registration
Election Management Infrastructure
Constituency Structure and Delimitation
Candidate Eligibility and Nomination Procedure
Regulation of the Campaign
Ballot Structure (format, mode of voting)
Polling Procedures
Counting Procedure & Determination of Results
Seat Allocation Procedure
Minority Representation
Violations, Complaints, and Appeals


Electorally relevant legislation

In English:

Law on the Election of the President of the Republic of Poland, 27 September 1990 rtf file

Law on Local Elections, 1998 (English) rtf file

In Polish:

Ustawa z dnia 7 kwietnia 1989 r. Ordynacja wyborcza do Sejmu Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludovej X kadencji, na lata 1989-1993 pdf file

Ustawa z dnia kwietnia 1989r. Ordynacja wyborcza do Senatu Polskiej Rzeczypolitej Ludovej pdf file

Law on Political Parties, 1990 (Polish) pdf file

Ustawa z dnia 10 maja 1991 r. Ordynacja wyborcza do Senatu Rzeczypolitej Polskiej pdf file

Ustawa z dnia 28 maja 1993 r. Ordynacja wyborcza do Sejmu Rzeczypolitej Polskiej pdf file

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Project on Political Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe
Created by Marina Popescu and Martin Hannavy
Last updated December 12, 2002
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