The electoral administration ensures the transparency and objectivity of the electoral process together with compliance with the principle of equality.

The electoral administration consists of: the polling station committees and the electoral commissions (central, provincial and area).

  • One standing Central Electoral Commission.
  • Four provincial electoral commissions.
  • Thirty-one area electoral commissions (located in Catalan towns that are the capital of the judicial district under the judicial boundaries of 1979). 

Provincial electoral commissions are the commissions responsible for performing all procedures regarding the nomination and announcement of lists and general vote counting in elections for the Parliament of Catalonia.  

The provincial and area electoral commissions are not standing bodies but, rather, are set up for each electoral process.

If you have a query you can contact the area electoral commission for your place of residence.

The electoral sections are the areas into which constituencies are divided. 

They are determined by the number of voters; each section has a maximum of 2,000 voters and a minimum of 500. 

However, there is at least one electoral section for each town or city, bearing in mind that no section can cover an area larger than the municipal limits.

A polling station committee is the supervisory body before which ballots are cast. The committee monitors the voting process and carries out the provisional count. 

A polling station committee consists of three people: a chair and two members.  

The committee forms part of the electoral administration together with the electoral commissions.