Electoral system of Peru

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The Peruvian electoral system has as its mission the planning, organization and execution of elections in Peru, as well as keeping a civil registry.[1] As defined by the Constitution it comprises the following institutions:[2]

Elections are held through direct universal suffrage, voting is compulsory for citizens age eighteen through seventy.[3] Members of the Armed Forces and the Police are not allowed to vote or be elected.[4]


  1. ^ Constitución Política del Perú, Article Nº 176.
  2. ^ Constitución Política del Perú, Article Nº 177.
  3. ^ Constitución Política del Perú, Article Nº 31.
  4. ^ Constitución Política del Perú, Article Nº 34.

External links

  • (in Spanish) JNE official site
  • (in Spanish) ONPE official site
  • (in Spanish) RENIEC official site
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