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Election Calendar: The Center for Electoral Forensics

Election Calendar

January
23 [jo] Jordan Majlis al-Nuwaab On or before [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Independent Electoral Commission
→ The Majlis al-Nuwaab: http://www.parliament.jo/

 
March
15 [nl] Netherlands House of Representatives On or before

 
25 [hk] Hong Kong Chief Executive Indirect [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Electoral Affairs Commission
→ The Chief Executive: http://www.ceo.gov.hk/

 
April
[is] Iceland Alþingi [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Statistics Iceland
→ The Alþingi: http://www.althingi.is/

 
May
23 [ky] Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Elections Office
→ The Legislative Assembly: http://www.gov.ky/

 
June
20 [lb] Lebanon Chamber of Deputies Ppd [+][–]
→ The Chamber of Deputies: http://www.lp.gov.lb/

 
21 [by] Belarus Chamber of Representatives On or before [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Central Election Commission
→ The Chamber of Representatives: http://www.house.gov.by/

 
[bz] Belize House of Representatives On or before [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Elections and Boundaries Department
→ The House of Representatives: http://www.governmentofbelize.gov.bz/

 
Expected in June:
[ir] Iran President [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Ministry of the Interior
→ The President: http://www.president.ir/

 
July
19 [xn] Nagorno-Karabakh President [+][–]

Incumbent President Bako Sahakyan is constitutionally allowed to run for re-election. As he received over 85% of the vote in the 2007 election, there is little doubt that he will win this election convincingly.

→ Election Oversight: Central Election Commission

 
August
27 [sg] Singapore President [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Singapore Elections Department
→ The President: http://www.istana.gov.sg/

 
Expected in August:
[sl] Sierra Leone President [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: National Electoral Commission

 
Parliament [+][–]

Of the 124 seats in the House of Representatives, 112 are popularly elected in multimember constituencies using proportional representation. The remaining 12 are reserved for the chiefs of Sierra Leone.

→ Election Oversight: National Electoral Commission
→ The Parliament: http://www.sl-parliament.org/

 
September
11 [no] Norway Stortinget

 
Expected in September:
[mo] Macau Legislative Assembly [+][–]
→ The Legislative Assembly: http://www.al.gov.mo/

 
October
21 [cc] Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council Non-Partisan [+][–]

The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a constituent territory of Australia, located midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. They are administered, however, from the Attorney General's office in Canberra. The Governor General of Australia appoints a non-resident Administrator, who represents Queen Elizabeth in the islands. In addition to the Administrator, the members of the locally-elected Shire Council elect a Shire President from among their members.

The Shire Council consists of seven members (councillors) serving four-year terms. Elections are held on odd years with either three or four councillors being elected. Elections are held on the third Saturday of October.

→ The Shire Council: http://www.shire.cc/
→ Information Source: Shire of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

 
[cx] Christmas Islands Shire Council Non-Partisan [+][–]

Christmas Island is a non-self-governing territory of Australia administered from the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government office in Canberra. The Governor General of Australia appoints a non-resident Administrator, who represents Queen Elizabeth in the islands. In addition to the Administrator, the members of the locally-elected Shire Council elect a Shire President from among their members.

The Shire Council consists of nine members (councillors) serving four-year terms. Elections are held on odd years with either four or five councillors being elected. Elections are held on the third Saturday of October.

→ The Shire Council: http://www.shire.gov.cx/
→ Information Source: Shire of Christmas Island

 
22 [de] Germany Bundestag On or before

 
25 [cz] Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies On or before [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Czech Statistical Office
→ The Chamber of Deputies: http://www.psp.cz/

 
November
26 [hn] Honduras President [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Tribunal Supremo Electoral
→ Information Source: TSE

 
Congreso Nacional [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Tribunal Supremo Electoral
→ The Congreso Nacional: http://www.congresonacional.hn/

 
Expected in November:
[fk] Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Non-Partisan [+][–]
→ The Legislative Assembly: http://www.falklands.gov.fk/

 
[sm] San Marino Grand and General Council [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: San Marino State Secretary of Internal Affairs
→ The Grand and General Council: http://www.consigliograndeegenerale.sm/

 
Expected in 2017
[al] Albania President Indirect

 
Assembly of the Republic of Albania

 
[aw] Aruba Estates [+][–]

The Estates of Aruba are the local parliament. There are 21 members who are elected to a four-year term using proportional representation.

→ Election Oversight: Government of Aruba
→ The Estates: http://www.overheid.aw/

 
[bd] Bangladesh President Indirect [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Bangladesh Election Commission

 
[bl] Saint Barthélemy Territorial Council

 
[bm] Bermuda House of Assembly [+][–]

The House of Assembly is the lower house of the Bermudan parliament. The upper house, the Senate, is an appointive body.

→ Election Oversight: Parliamentary Registry

 
[cg] Republic of the Congo Assembl&eqcute;e Nationale First Round

 
Assembl&eqcute;e Nationale Second Round

 
[de] Germany President Indirect [+][–]

The German President is a largely symbolic role.


 
[dz] Algeria People's National Assembly [+][–]

The National People's Assembly is the lower house of parliament for Algeria. Its 389 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

→ Election Oversight: Algerian Interior Ministry
→ The People's National Assembly: http://www.apn-dz.org/
→ This election is discussed at:

Algerian Spring


 
[ec] Ecuador National Assembly

 
[fr] France President [+][–]
→ The President: http://www.elysee.fr/

 
National Assembly [+][–]
→ The National Assembly: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/

 
[gm] The Gambia National Assembly [+][–]

The National Assembly is the unicameral legislative body of the Gambia. It consists of 53 members who are elected to serve a five-year term. Of those 53 members, five are appointed by the presiednt; the rest are popularly elected from 48 constituencies using a first-past-the-post system (plurality). Currently, the Alliance for patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) holds 42 of the 53 seats.

→ The National Assembly: http://www.nationalassembly.gm/

 
[hu] Hungary President Indirect [+][–]

Elected by the members of the National Assembly

→ The President: http://www.keh.hu/

 
[ki] Kiribati President

 
[kr] Republic of Korea President [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: National Election Commission
→ The President: http://www.president.go.kr/

 
[kz] Kazakhstan Mazhilis [+][–]
→ The Mazhilis: http://www.parlam.kz/

 
[li] Liechtenstein Landtag [+][–]

The Landtag is the parliament of Liechtenstein. It has 25 members, elected for a four year term by proportional representation in two multi-seat constituencies.

→ The Landtag: http://www.landtag.li/

 
[ls] Lesotho Senate Indirect; Ppd [+][–]

The Senate of Lesotho has 33 members: 22 are hereditary chiefs and 11 are selected by the King of Lesotho.

→ Election Oversight: Independent Electoral Commission

 
[mf] Saint Martin Territorial Council

 
[mh] Marshall Islands President Indirect

 
[mn] Mongolia President [+][–]

The President is popularly elected, but the political parties with representation in the State Great Hural nominate the candidates. The President can be re-elected only one time. Before inauguration, however, the President-elect has to renounce the membership of any political party.

→ Election Oversight: General Election Commission
→ The President: http://www.president.mn/

 
[nu] Niue Niue Fono Ekepule Non-Partisan [+][–]

The assembly consists of 20 non-partisan members, 6 elected on a common roll and 14 representatives of the villages. The assemblymen serve three-year terms. Niue follows the Westminster-esque system of government, with the Premier elected by the Assembly and the Cabinet drawn from it.

→ Election Oversight: Chief Electoral Officer

 
[pg] Papua New Guinea National Parliament [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: PNG Electoral Commission
→ The National Parliament: http://www.parliament.gov.pg/

 
[rs] Serbia President First Round [+][–]

The President of Serbia is the popularly-elected head of state. He is elected to a five-year term, which can be renewed once. The current president, Boris Tadić (Dempcratic Party), resigned his post on April 5, 2012, to force the presidential election to correspond to the parliamentary election. Tadić has been president of Serbia since 2004, but since Serbia only became independent in 2006, Tadić is allowed to run for re-election.

Boris Tadić received a plurality of the votes cast in the May 6, 2012, election. However, since he did not receive a majority of the votes cast, he will face Timoslav Nikolić (Serbian Progressive Party) in a run-off election on May 20. Tadić received 25.3% of the vote to Nikolić's 25.1%.

→ Election Oversight: Republic Electoral Commission
→ The President: http://www.predsednik.rs/

 
President Second Round [+][–]

The President of Serbia is the popularly-elected head of state. He is elected to a five-year term, which can be renewed once. The current president, Boris Tadić (Dempcratic Party), resigned his post on April 5, 2012, to force the presidential election to correspond to the parliamentary election. Tadić has been president of Serbia since 2004, but since Serbia only became independent in 2006, Tadić is allowed to run for re-election. Boris Tadić received a plurality of the votes cast in the May 6, 2012, election. However, since he did not receive a majority of the votes cast, he will face Timoslav Nikolić (Serbian Progressive Party) in a run-off election on May 20. Tadić received 25.3% of the vote to Nikolić's 25.1%.

→ Election Oversight: Republic Electoral Commission
→ The President: http://www.predsednik.rs/

 
[si] Slovenia National Assembly [+][–]

The National Assembly is (the lower house of) Slovenia's parliament.

→ Election Oversight: Ministry of Public Administration
→ The National Assembly: http://www.dz-rs.si/

 
[th] Thailand House of Representatives [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Election Commission
→ The House of Representatives: http://www.parliament.go.th/

 
[tm] Turkmenistan President

 
[ua] Ukraine Verkhovna Rada [+][–]
→ Election Oversight: Central Election Commission
→ The Verkhovna Rada: http://www.rada.gov.ua/

 
[wf] Wallis and Futuna Territorial Assembly [+][–]

The 20 members of the Territorial Assembly (Assemblée Territoriale) are popularly elected to five-year terms using multi-seat constituencies and proportional representation.