The Year Ahead

July 2021 Election Heat Map

Japan, Tokyo Assembly Elections: July 4, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 124.7 million (Japan) 14 million (Tokyo metopolis)

At stake: All 127 seats in – and control of – the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, ahead of parliamentary elections due this year.

Moldova Snap Parliamentary Elections: July 11, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Partly Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 3.3 million

At stake: All seats in Moldova’s parliament, and therefore control of the government.

Bulgaria Parliamentary Elections Re-Run: July 11, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 6.9 million

At stake: All 240 seats in the National Assembly, Bulgaria’s unicameral parliament, and therefore control of the government. 

Sao Tome and Principe Presidential Election: July 18, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Semi-Presidential Republic
Population: 214,000

At stake: Office of the president. President is head of state, but does not hold executive power (prime minister is head of government – next parliamentary elections are not due until October 2023).

Isle of Man Local Authority General Elections: July 22, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy – self-governing British Crown Dependency
Population: 91, 000

At stake: Control of 21 local authority boards (however, only seven are actually contested – the rest have been elected unopposed due to a lack of candidates). The House of Keys, Isle of Man’s parliament, is due to hold elections on September 23.

Nigeria, Local Elections in Lagos: July 24, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Partly Free
Government Type: Federal Presidential Republic
Population: 219 million (Nigeria), 23.4 million (Lagos)

At stake: Control of 20 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city and economic hub.

Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Elections: July 25, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Not Free (Pakistani Kashmir – the rest of Pakistan is rated Partly Free)
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic
Population: 238 million (Pakistan), 4 million (Azad Jammu and Kashmir)

At stake: All 49 seats in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Assembly.

Saint Lucia Parliamentary Elections: July 26, 2021

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Population: 167,000

At stake: All 17 seats in the House of Assembly and thus control of the government because Saint Lucia has a parliamentary system.

Japan, Gubernatorial Election in Hyogo Prefecture

Freedom House Rating: Free
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 124.7 million (Japan), 5.5 million (Hyogo Prefecture)

At stake: Office of the governor of Hyogo Prefecture. Japan holds various local and gubernatorial elections throughout the year. The Hyogo election follows Tokyo assembly elections and precedes parliamentary elections due later this year.

We do our best to keep this election calendar as accurate and up-to-date as possible. 

July 2021 Elections

India, Local Elections in Uttar Pradesh: July 3, 2021

Japan, Tokyo Assembly Elections: July 4, 2021

Moldova Snap Parliamentary Elections: July 11, 2021

Bulgaria Fresh Parliamentary Elections: July 11, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Partial Local Elections Re-Runs: July 11, 2021

Slovenia Water Referendum: July 11, 2021

Sao Tome and Principe Presidential Election: July 18, 2021

Japan, Gubernatorial Election in Hyogo: July 18, 2021

Isle of Man Local Authority General Elections: July 22, 2021

Nigeria, Local Elections in Lagos: July 24, 2021

Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Elections: July 25, 2021

Saint Lucia Parliamentary Elections: July 26, 2021

August 2021 Elections

Zambia Presidential, Legislative, and Local Elections: August 12, 2021

Argentina, Salta Provincial Elections: August 15, 2021 (delayed from July 4, 2021)

Jordan Local and Gubernatorial Elections: August 2021 (due)

September 2021 Elections

Morocco Elections: September 8, 2021

Macau Legislative Elections: September 12, 2021

Norway Parliamentary Elections: September 13, 2021

Russia Parliamentary Elections: By September 19, 2021

Iceland Parliamentary Elections: September 25, 2021

Haiti Presidential and Legislative Elections, plus delayed constitutional referendum: September 26, 2021 (delays possible following assassination of president)

Germany Bundestag Elections, plus state elections in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and probably Thuringia: September 26, 2021

Austria, Upper Austria State and Municipal Elections: September 26, 2021

October 2021 Elections

Czech Republic Parliamentary Elections: October 8-9, 2021

Iraq Parliamentary Elections: October 10, 2021

Somalia Indirect Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 10, 2021

Paraguay Municipal Elections: October 10, 2021

Italy Municipal Elections, plus regional elections in Calabria: October 10-11, 2021

Cabo Verde Presidential Election: October 17, 2021

Estonia Local Elections: October 17, 2021

Uzbekistan Presidential Election: October 24, 2021

South Africa Municipal Elections: October 27, 2021

Japan Parliamentary Elections: By October 2021 (snap elections possible)

Qatar Shura Council Elections: October 2021 (proposed)

Timor-Leste Municipal Elections: October 2021 (due)

Georgia Local Elections: October 2021 (due)

North Macedonia Local Elections: October 2021 (due)

Portugal Local Elections: October 2021 (due)

Bulgaria Presidential Election: October/November 2021 (due)

Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Elections Take 2: Fall 2021 (expected)

November 2021 Elections

Nigeria, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election: November 6, 2021

Nicaragua Presidential and Legislative Elections: November 7, 2021

Nepal Snap Parliamentary Elections: November 12 and 19, 2021

Argentina Midterm Legislative Elections: November 14, 2021

Denmark Regional and Municipal Elections: November 16, 2021

Chile Presidential and Legislative Elections: November 21, 2021

Venezuela Regional and Local Elections: November 21, 2021

Honduras Presidential and Legislative Elections: November 28, 2021

Tonga General Elections: By November 30, 2021

December 2021 Elections

Gambia Presidential Election: December 4, 2021

Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections: December 19, 2021

Libya Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: December 24, 2021 (delays possible)

Elections Due in 2021 But Not Scheduled Yet

Kosovo Local Elections: Due in 2021

Guyana Local Elections: Due in 2021

Sri Lanka Early Provincial Elections: Late 2021 (proposed)

Angola Local Elections: Overdue, might possibly happen in 2021

Malaysia, Sarawak State Elections: Due in 2021, but postponed until COVID state of emergency is lifted

Malaysia, Snap General Elections: Expected as soon as COVID state of emergency is lifted

January 2021 Elections

Senegal Local Elections: January 23, 2021

February 2022 Elections

Costa Rica Presidential and Legislative Elections: February 6, 2022

Mali Presidential and Legislative Elections: February 27, 2022 (tentative – following coup)

India, State Elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand: February/March 2022 (due)

March 2022 Elections

South Korea Presidential Election: March 9, 2022

Colombia Legislative Elections: March 13, 2022

Timor-Leste Presidential Election: March 2022 (due)

Serbia Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: March/April 2022

April 2022 Elections

Gambia Parliamentary Elections: April 2022 (due)

France Presidential Election: April 10 and 24, 2022

Austria Presidential Election: April 2022 (due)

Hungary Parliamentary Elections: April 2022 (due)

May 2022 Elections

Philippines Presidential and Legislative Elections: May 9, 2022

Colombia Presidential Election: May 29, 2022

Lebanon Parliamentary Elections: May 2022 (due – snap elections possible)

Bahamas Parliamentary Elections: May 2022 (due – snap elections possible)

Australia Parliamentary Elections: May 2022 (due – snap elections possible)

Burkina Faso Local Elections: May 2022 (due)

June 2022 Elections

Slovenia Parliamentary Elections: By June 5, 2022

Cambodia Local Elections: June 5, 2022

Malta Parliamentary Elections: June 2022 (due – snap elections possible)

Lesotho Parliamentary Elections: June 2022 (due)

Papua New Guinea Parliamentary Elections: June 2022 (due)

July 2022 Elections

Republic of Congo Legislative Elections: July 2022 (due)

Senegal Parliamentary Elections: July 2022 (due)

Elections Due or Overdue But Not Scheduled

Egypt Local Elections: Due and discussed, but not scheduled

Oman Municipal Elections: Due, but postponed due to COVID-19

Palestinian Authority Presidential and Legislative Elections: Long overdue, postponed yet again, no date set

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