DESCRIPTION

Below you can find the indicative dates for the Vanuatu 2021 Provincial Elections. At the time of publishing these are yet to be confirmed.

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)