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  • 2012 Local Elections Timeline      21/07/2012

    Based on Cabinet’s decision No (01/08/14/c.PA) issued on 10/07/2012 calling for the 2012 Local Council Elections to be held on October 20, 2012, the CEC announces the legal timeline for all electoral procedures, based on the Local Council Elections Law No. 10 of 2005:

     

    Electoral event

     

    Legal period

    (days)

     

    Date of

    Implementation

    Cabinet decision calling for elections

    1

    10/07/2012

    Voter registration, exhibition and challenges

     

    5

    05/08/2012

    Processing of appeals by the Commission

    5

    10/08/2012

    Appealing of CEC decisions before the court

    5

    15/08/2012

    National Holidays 19-21/08/2012

    Adjudication of appeals by the court

    3

    27/08/2012

    *Nomination

    10

    01/09/2012

    Last date to withdraw nominations for candidates

    1

    09/09/2012

    Closing of nominations

    1

    10/09/2012

    **Publishing of the preliminary list of candidates

    1

    16/09/2012

    Receiving of objections to the lists and their candidates

    3

    16/09/2012

    Processing of objections to the nominations

    3

    18/09/2012

    Appealing the CEC decisions on the nominations before the court

    3

    23/09/2012

    Adjudication of the appeals submitted on the nominations by the court

    5

    26/09/2012

    Last date to withdraw nominations for lists

    1

    03/10/2012

    Publishing of the final register of electoral lists

    1

    04/10/2012

    ***Electoral campaigning

    13

    06/10/2012

    Last date of electoral campaigning

    1

    18/10/2012

    Early voting for security forces

    1

    18/10/2012

    Polling day

    1

    20/10/2012

    Announcement of the preliminary election results and commencement of the final counting process

    1

    20/10/2012

    Announcement of the final election results

    3

    20/10/2012

    Submission of appeals on election results to the electoral court

    7

    23/10/2012

    National Holidays 25-28/10/2012

    Adjudication of appeals by the electoral court

    5

    05/11/2012

    *44 days prior to polling day according to article 15, clause 1 of Local Council Elections Law No.10 of 2005 and its amendments.

    ** 34 days prior to polling day according to article 21 of Local Council Elections Law No. 10 of 2005 and its amendments.

    *** 14 days prior to polling day according to article 27 of Local Council Elections Law No. 10 of 2005 and its amendments.

     


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