Gender Quotas Database

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United States (United States of America)

United States (United States of America) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 84 of 429 (20%) seats in the are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Bicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? No
  • For the Upper House? No
  • For the Sub-National Level?

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties?

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Dec 11, 2018

Single/Lower House

Total seats 429
Total Women 84
% Women 20%
Election Year 2018
Electoral System FPTP
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Additional Information

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