The Central Elections Commissions (CEC) announced the exhibition of the preliminary register today, which includes 36 electoral lists nominated for the 2021 legislative elections coinciding with the period for objections to any list or candidate.
The CEC stated that the details of all nominated lists and candidates will be available for review as of this morning, and will remain accessible to the public until Thursday evening. The preliminary register may be viewed throughout the CEC’s various offices in all districts, and on its official website (www.elections.ps).
The CEC accepted all 36 electoral lists that submitted their nomination applications, including 29 independent lists and 7 from political parties. The number of candidates nominated for Legislative Council membership reached 1,391, including 405 women (accounting for 29% of all candidates). The demographic of candidates according to age group is as follows: 38.5% for ages 28-40, and 22.2% for ages 41-50, and 39.3% for candidates ages 50+.
The CEC affirmed that each voter, list, or candidate has the right to submit an objection or complaint regarding any list or candidate who has violated the nomination conditions. Objections must be accompanied by supporting evidence, and objection applications must be submitted in writing using the CEC’s official form, available at its offices and website. Objections may be submitted at the CEC Headquarters in Al-Bireh, the Regional Office in Gaza, or at any of its electoral district offices.
The CEC will review objections and complaints within a maximum period of three days, issue its official decision in writing, and notify the objectant and objectee. Decisions may be appealed before the Elections Court within three days of receiving the decision notification, and the Court shall adjudicate the submitted appeals within seven days.