According to the Constitutional Law "On Elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan", 69 deputies of the Mazhilis are elected - on the territory of a single national electoral district, 29 deputies - on single-mandate territorial electoral districts.
Requirements for candidates to the Mazhilismen:
- citizen of Kazakhstan;
- permanent resident in Kazakhstan for the last 10 years;
- over 25 years old.
Grounds for refusal to nominate a candidate:
- a criminal record that has not been extinguished or removed in accordance with the procedure established by law;
- the commission of a corruption crime and a corruption offense recognized by the court in accordance with the procedure established by law.
Candidates for deputies of the maslikhat have the same requirements, except for age – the candidate must be over 20 years old.