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2021 Local Elections (First Phase)

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

 

Numbers and Statistics

Facts Sheet for the (First Phase) of Local Elections:

11/12/2021
Polling Day for the (First Phase) of Local Elections 2021

 

405,687

Eligible voters (m&f) able to vote on Saturday 11/12/2021

7,885

Eligible voters with Disabilities

154

Localities, in which more than one electoral list was nominated.

(competing for 1,514 seats)

573

Nominated Electoral Lists in the
localities where polling is taking place.
 

4,480

Candidates in the localities that have Balloting, 26% of whom are women.

162

Localities, with one complete nominated electoral list, which will win by acclamation.

 

1,498

Candidates in the localities that had only one electoral list.

60

Localities with no complete electoral list nominations

222

Polling Centers opened in all the localities that had elections.

717

Polling Stations- Ballot Box put in the specified centers.

4,000

CEC Polling and Counting staff and supervisors.

2,707

Accredited agents for the electoral lists, 12.5% of whom are females.

1,731

Accredited journalists

1,546

Local Observers from 37 local Observation bodies

143 international observers and guests.

 List of Localities and numbers of voters

 Summary of localities with Data on Eligible Voters

 List of Polling Centers

 
 
 

 

Governorate

  List of localities Voting on Saturday 11/12/2021

Localities with one complete nominated list

Localities without any nominated lists

No. of Localities

Eligible Voters

Polling Centers

Polling Stations

No. of Lists

Jerusalem

7

21,128

11

36

19

13

7

Jenin

22

63,368

32

110

81

36

7

Tulkarem

16

48,927

26

88

74

11

1

Tubas

2

5,445

3

9

6

6

4

Nablus

30

69,052

37

121

84

18

7

Qalqilia

11

25,377

15

47

61

12

3

Salfeet

16

37,032

19

64

82

1

0

Ramallah & Albireh

27

52,966

34

96

86

24

13

Jericho

2

3,346

2

6

4

5

0

Bethlehem

10

51,000

23

89

35

20

3

Hebron

11

27,657

20

51

41

16

15

Total

154

405,687

222

717

573

162

60

 

The Elections in pictures

More Information about the 2021 local elections:

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