On September 6th 2021, the Palestinian Cabinet issued decision No. (18/123) for 2021 calling to hold the (First Phase) of the Local Councils Elections in 387 localities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including all (C)- classified municipalities and village councils. Later on, it was decided to postpone the elections in 11 Gaza strip localities from taking place in the (First Phase) to the (Second Phase) for which the Polling Day was decided to take place on 26/3/2022. Making the number of localities, for the (First Phase) of the elections, 376 in the West Bank taking place on 11/12/2021.
In accordance with the following Palestinian Cabinet’s decision No. (18/126), which was issued on the 27th of September 2021, the (Second Phase) of the elections will take place in 66 localities, 55 of which are classified as (A) and (B) localities in the West bank and Gaza Strip. While 11 of which, are classified as (C) localities in Gaza Strip, which were previously included in the (First Phase) of the elections.
In accordance with the Cabinet’s decisions, and with the Local Council Elections Law No. (10) of 2005 and its amendments, the CEC set the calendar and the legal timelines for the (First Phase) of the 2021 Local Elections to be as follows:
This stage started on Sunday morning 3/10/2021, and ended on Thursday evening 7/10/2021.
Nomination applications were received from Tuesday morning 26/10/2021 for 10 days, until Thursday evening 4/11/2021. The final registry of electoral lists and their candidates was published on 27/11/2021 in conjunction with starting the Election Campaigning period.
Election Campaigning period started on Saturday morning 27/11/2021 and lasted for 13 days, ending with the beginning of the Election Silence period on Thursday 9/12/2021.
Polling day took place on Saturday 11/12/2021. The official election results were announced on the following day, while the final election results were announced after the court ruled on the submitted appeals it received regarding the results.
Click here to see the Preliminary Results of the 2021 Local Elections- Phase One (ARABIC)
Report on 2021 Local Elections (First and second phases)
Presidential Decree on the number of council members of local authorities with Christian Population Percentage
List of localities for the (First Phase) of the 2021 Local Elections