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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.

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.

 

 Summary of localities

 List of localities for the (second Phase) of the 2021 Local Elections

Numbers and Statistics

Localities that are included in the Electoral Process: 127 localities in 16 districts.

      102 in the West bank.
      25 localities in the Gaza strip

 

Number of eligible registered voters for polling (before the Second Phase of voter’s registration, exhibition and challenge) is 1,886,790.

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