Below you can find the confirmed dates for the Vanuatu 2021 Provincial Elections.

ELECTORAL TIMELINE

Provincial elections: Penama, Shefa, Malampa, Tafea
Polling date (PD): 12 May, 2021
  • Close of voter registration: 31 March, 2021 (throughout each of the provinces) (4h30 pm)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 9 April, 2021
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 9 April, 2021
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 13 April, 2021 (4h30)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 27 April, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 27 April, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 27 April, 2021
  • Electoral campaign starts: 27 April, 2021
  • Electoral campaign ends: 9 May, 2021 (midnight)
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 9 May, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Polling and counting: 12 May, 2021
  • Announcement of Results (As soon as practicable after the election, but expected approx. 2 weeks (1-week movement of ballot boxes, 1 week counting and tabulation)


Provincial elections: Torba
Polling date (PD): 21 October, 2021

  • Close of voter registration: 8 September, 2012 (throughout the province) (4h30 pm)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 19 September, 2021
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 10 September, 2021
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 22 September, 2021 (4h30)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 6 October, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 6 October, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 6 October, 2021
  • Electoral campaign starts: 6 October, 2021
  • Electoral campaign ends: 18 October, 2021 (midnight)
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 18 October, 2021 (4h30 pm)
  • Polling and counting: 21 October, 2021
  • Announcement of Results (As soon as practicable after the election, but expected approx. 2 weeks (1-week movement of ballot boxes, 1 week counting and tabulation)

 

Gazette

Candidates

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My Election Booklet

A week by week account of what is happening leading up to the election
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POLLING INFORMATION

The Vanuatu Electoral Office (VEO) is pleased to issue the Polling and Counting Manual for Officials to provide guidance for effective coordination and coherent implementation of all polling activities.