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Local Elections (Phase Two)

The Palestinian Cabinet issued decision No (18/126) for (2021) in 27/09/2021, calling to hold the (Second Phase) of the Local council Elections in 26/03/2022, in 66 localities. 55 of which are in classified (A) and (B) localities in the West bank and Gaza, In addition to the 11 localities classified as (C) in Gaza, which were previously included in the (First Phase).

The CEC received the Minister of Local Government’s decision to include 66 (First Phase) localities, where no electoral lists where nominated, in the (Second phase) of the local Elections which is scheduled for 26/03/2022. These 66 localities consist of 55 classified as (A) and (B) localities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as 11 classified as (C) Localities in the Gaza Strip, which were previously included in the (First Phase) of the Elections.

Cabinet Decision: Postponement of Local Elections in the Southern Governorates

In accordance with the Cabinet’s decisions, and with the Local Council Elections Law No (10) for (2005) and its amendments, The Central Elections Commission has prepared the Electoral timeframes and Calendar, for the (Second phase) of the Local Elections, as follows:


Voter Registration, exhibition and Challenge

This stage starts on Saturday morning 08/01/2022, and ends on Wednesday evening 12/01/2022.

 

Nomination

Nomination applications can be received on Tuesday morning 08/02/2022 for 10 days, and will be closing on Thursday evening 17/02/2022. Publishing the final registry of electoral lists and their candidates will be on Saturday 12/03/2022 in conjunction with start of the Electoral Campaigning period.

 

Electoral Campaigning

Electoral Campaigning starts on Saturday morning 12/03/2022 and will last for 13 days, ending with the start of the campaign silence period on Thursday evening 24/03/2022.

 

Polling and Counting

Polling day will be on Saturday 26/03/2022, for the (Second Phase) of the Local Elections. Declaration of preliminary election results will be on the following day, and the final election results will be announced within 72 hours form the end of polling and counting.

 

Numbers and Statistics

Fact Sheet for the “Second Phase” of the Local Elections

26/03/2022

Polling Day for the (Second Phase) of the Local Elections

2,601,965
Registered Citizens in the Final Voters’ Registry

715,413
Eligible voters able to cast their votes on Saturday 26/03/2022   

12,298
Voters with Disabilities

50
Localities where more than one electoral list was nominated in each. (Competing for 632 seats)

234
Nominated Electoral Lists in localities where polling will be taking place.
 

2,306
Candidates, 27.2% of which are women

23
Localities with one complete nominated electoral list which will win by acclamation.

223
Candidates in localities whose electoral lists will be announced winners by acclamation.

29
Localities with no complete electoral list nominations.

315
Polling centers opening in all localities with elections

1,203
Polling Station – Ballot Box, which will be put in specific Centers

6736
CEC Polling and Counting Staff and supervisors

5357
Accredited agents for electoral lists. 12.5% of which are women.

1800
Accredited Journalists

2695
Observers from 50 local observation bodies

297
International Observers and guests

 

 

 

 

District

Localities where polling will be taking place on Saturday 11/12/2021

Localities with the nomination of 1 complete list

Localities without the nomination of any list

Number of Localities

Number of Eligible Voters

Polling Centers

Polling Stations

Number of Electoral Lists

Jerusalem

5

21,399

10

36

16

3

1

Jenin

6

68,228

28

115

21

5

2

Tulkarm

2

43,810

19

72

10

1

0

Tubas

2

20,725

10

34

17

0

4

Nablus

4

102,566

44

170

18

2

3

Qalqilya

1

27,498

12

48

3

0

3

Salfit

1

7,379

5

13

5

0

0

Ramallah & Al Bireh

6

63,094

30

107

29

8

6

Jericho

1

13,945

5

22

5

0

0

Bethlehem

3

39,177

17

65

25

3

0

Hebron

19

307,592

135

521

85

1

10

Total

50

715,413

315

1,203

234

23

29

 

Local Authorites Where Elections is Expected to be Held 
Local Authorites with One Candidate List (Acclamation)
Local Authorites  -Incomplete Candidate List & No candidate Lists

Polling Centers

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