Voters

Voter Qualifications

Conditions for the election of members of the Council of Representatives:
  • The voter should have reached 20 years of age on the election’s day.
  • The voter should be legally competent.
  • Should be a resident of his electoral constituency according to the CPR. In case he is living abroad, the last place of residence in the Kingdom will be his electoral constituency. If he has no residence in Bahrain, then he follows the constituency of his immediate family.
  • Should not have been sentenced in a felony, or a crime breaching honor, integrity or public morals unless rehabilitated.
  • Should not have been sentenced to imprisonment in any of the elections crimes provided in the Law by Legislative Decree No. (14) for 2002 regarding the Practice of Political Rights, unless the sentence was suspended or he was rehabilitated.

Legislative Decree No. (3) of 2002 on the system of election of members of municipal councils, and its amendments, can be found on the website of Legislation & Legal Opinion Commission www.legalaffairs.gov.bh.

Conditions for the election of members of the Municipal Councils:
  • Should be 20 year of age.
  • Should be of complete mental health.
  • Should be a resident of his electoral constituency according to the CPR. In case he is living abroad, the last place of residence in the Kingdom will be his electoral constituency. If he has no residence in Bahrain, then he follows the constituency of his immediate family.
  • Should not have been sentenced in a felony, or a crime breaching honor, integrity or public morals unless rehabilitated.
  • Should not have been sentenced to imprisonment in any of the elections crimes provided in the Law by Legislative Decree No. (14) for 2002 regarding the Practice of Political Rights, unless the sentence was suspended or he was rehabilitated.
  • Any GCC citizen upon whom the above mentioned conditions apply can participate in the Municipal Elections as long as he obtains a permanent residential address in the Kingdom of Bahrain, this also apply to others whoever own constructed properties or land plots in the Kingdom.

Legislative Decree No. (3) of 2002 on the system of election of members of municipal councils, and its amendments, can be found on the website of Legislation & Legal Opinion Commission www.legalaffairs.gov.bh.