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

ELECTORAL TIMELINE

Municipal elections: Port Vila
Polling date (PD): 3 May, 2022

  • Close of voter registration: 21 March, 2022 (4h30 pm)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 16 March, 2022
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 16 March, 2022
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 31 March, 2022 (4h30 pm)
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 16 April, 2022
  • Electoral campaign starts: 16 April, 2022
  • Electoral campaign ends: 30 April, 2022 (midnight)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 18 April, 2022 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 18 April, 2022 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 30 April, 2022 (4h30 pm)
  • Polling and counting: 3 May, 2022
  • Announcement of Results (As soon as practicable after the election)

  

Municipal elections: Luganville
Polling date (PD): 14 November, 2023

  • Close of voter registration: 2 October, 2023 (4h30 pm)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 27 September, 2023
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 27 September, 2023
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 12 October, 2023 (4h30 pm)
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 28 October, 2023
  • Electoral campaign starts: 28 October, 2023
  • Electoral campaign ends: 11 November, 2023 (midnight)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 30 October, 2023 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 30 October, 2023 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 11 November, 2023 (4h30 pm)
  • Polling and counting: 14 November, 2023
  • Announcement of Results (As soon as practicable after the election, but expected approx. 1 week (transportation of ballot boxes, counting and tabulation)

 

Provincial elections: Sanma
Polling date (PD): 27 February, 2024

  • Close of voter registration: 15 January, 2024 (throughout Sanma province) (4h30 pm)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 25 January, 2024
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 25 January, 2024
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 29 January, 2024 (4h30)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 12 February, 2024 (4h30 pm)
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 12 February, 2024 (4h30 pm)
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 12 February, 2024
  • Electoral campaign starts: 12 February, 2024
  • Electoral campaign ends: 24 February, 2024 (midnight)
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 24 February, 2024 (4h30 pm)
  • Polling and counting: 27 February, 2024
  • Announcement of Results (As soon as practicable after the election, but expected approx. 1 week (transportation of ballot boxes, counting and tabulation)

 

National parliamentary elections
Polling date (PD): 14 May, 2024

  • Close of voter registration: 1 April, 2024 (throughout the country)
  • Starting date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 5 March, 2024
  • Starting date for submitting proxy application forms: 5 March, 2024
  • Closing date for the lodging of candidature application forms: 26 March, 2024
  • Publication of list of qualified candidates: 27 April, 2024
  • Electoral campaign start: 27 April, 2024
  • Electoral campaign ends: 11 May, 2024 (midnight)
  • Closing of proxy application forms: 29 April, 2024
  • Closing of issuing of “duplicate” voter cards: 29 April, 2024
  • Closing of accreditation of party and candidate agents: 6 May, 2024
  • Polling and counting: 14 May, 2024
  • 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)