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Riigikogu Election Act

Passed on 7 June 1994,
(RT I 1994, 47, 784; consolidated to RT I 1998, 105, 1743),
entered into force 11 July 1994,

1. Bases of election system
Members of the Riigikogu* shall be elected in free elections on the basis of a general, uniform and direct right to vote, by secret ballot.

2. General right to vote
(1) An Estonian citizen with the right to vote who has attained eighteen years of age by election day has the right to vote.
(2) An Estonian citizen with the right to vote who has attained twenty-one years of age by election day may run as a candidate for member of the Riigikogu.
(21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)

2 . Language requirements declared invalid
(21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)

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26. Nomination of candidates
(1) Every Estonian citizen with the right to vote who meets the requirements provided for in 2 of this Act may be nominated as a candidate in Riigikogu elections.

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(12) Upon nomination, the following shall be appended to the standard application form for nomination of a candidate or candidate list:
(17.11.98 entered into force 24.11.98 RT I 1998, 102, 1678)
1) the standard format consent of the candidate certified by his or her signature for his or her nomination and running as a candidate in the corresponding electoral district in the nominator's list or as an independent candidate;
(21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)

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Source: Estonian Legal Translation Centre
http://www.legaltext.ee/index.htm

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