The Year Ahead

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November 2020 Election Calendar

Moldova Presidential Election: November 1, 2020

United States General Elections: November 3, 2020

Palau Presidential Runoff and Legislative Elections: November 3, 2020

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Parliamentary Elections: November 5, 2020

India, Bihar State Elections and By-Elections in 14 States: October 28-November 7, 2020

Egypt Parliamentary Elections Stage 2: November 7-8, 2020

Burma/Myanmar General Elections: November 8, 2020

Jordan Parliamentary Elections: November 10, 2020

Belize Parliamentary Elections: November 11, 2020

Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Elections: November 15, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina Local Elections: November 15, 2020

Brazil Local Elections: November 15, 2020

Burkina Faso Presidential and Legislative Elections: November 22, 2020

Namibia Local and Regional Elections: November 25, 2020

Brazil Local Election Runoffs: November 29, 2020

December 2020 Election Calendar

Kuwait Parliamentary Elections: December 5, 2020

Romania Presidential Election: December 6, 2020

Venezuela Legislative Elections: December 6, 2020

Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: December 7, 2020

Liberia Senate Elections: December 8, 2020

Indonesia Provincial and Local Elections: December 9, 2020

Niger Local Elections: December 13, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Local Elections: December 20, 2020

Thailand Provincial Elections: December 20, 2020

Central African Republic Presidential and Legislative Elections: December 27, 2020

Niger Presidential and Legislative Elections: December 27, 2020

Somalia Parliamentary Elections: December 1-27, 2020 (indirect)

Elections Due in 2020 or 2021 But Dates Not Set

Haiti Legislative and Local Elections: Overdue – postponed indefinitely

Algeria Legislative Elections: Due in 2020 – date not set

Angola Local Elections: Due in 2020 – postponed indefinitely

Iraq Provincial Elections: Due April 20, 2020 – postponed indefinitely

Ethiopia Parliamentary and Local Elections: Scheduled for August 29, 2020, but postponed indefinitely
Libya Local Elections: Ongoing and National Elections: overdue
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Elections Re-Run: Was December 20, 2020, but delayed pending constitutional referendum
January 2021 Election Calendar

Kazakhstan Legislative Elections: January 10, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Snap Presidential Election: January 10, 2021

Uganda Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: January 14, 2021

Portugal Presidential Election: Due in January 2021 – exact date not set yet


February 2021 Election Calendar

Ecuador Presidential and Legislative Elections: February 7, 2021

Somalia Presidential Election: February 8, 2020 (indirect)

March 2021 Election Calendar

Federated States of Micronesia Parliamentary Elections: March 2, 2021

Maldives Local Elections: March 6, 2021 – date tentative

Bolivia Municipal and Regional Elections: March 7, 2020

Germany, Baden-Württemberg State Elections: March 14, 2021

Senegal Local Elections: March 28, 2021 – date tentative
Bulgaria Parliamentary Elections: March 28, 2021 – snap possible and delays also possible

Laos Parliamentary Elections: Due in March 2021 – date not set yet

Palestinian Authority Presidential and Legislative Elections: March or April 2021 – proposed, but date not set, and delays possible (elections are already long-overdue)
France Regional Elections: Due in March 2021, but could be postponed to June due to COVID-19
April 2021 Election Calendar
Chad Presidential Election: April 11, 2021
Peru General Elections: April 11, 2021
Djibouti Presidential Election: Due in April 2021 – date not set yet
May 2021 Election Calendar
Somaliland Parliamentary and Local Elections: Proposed for May 2021 – tentative; delays are possible (elections are already overdue)
June 2021 Election Calendar

Mexico Legislative Elections: June 6, 2021

Iran Presidential and Local Elections: June 18, 2021

Saint Lucia Parliamentary Elections: Due by June 2021 – date not set yet
Mongolia Presidential Election: Due in June 2021 – date not set yet
July 2021 Election Calendar
São Tomé and Príncipe Presidential Election: Due in July 2021 – date not set yet
August 2021 Election Calendar

Zambia General Elections: August 12, 2021

Morocco Legislative and Local Elections: Due in summer/fall 2021 – date not set yet
South Africa Local Elections: Due between August and November 2021 – date not set yet
September 2021 Election Calendar

Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections: September 5, 2021

Norway Parliamentary Elections: September 13, 2021

Russia Parliamentary Elections: Due by September 19, 2021
Aruba General Elections: Due in September 2021 – date not set yet
October 2021 Election Calendar
Estonia Municipal Elections: October 17, 2021
Japan General Elections: October 22, 2021 – or earlier as snap elections are possible
Germany Federal Parliamentary Elections: Due by October 24, 2021 – exact date not set yet (expected between August and October 2021)
Iceland Parliamentary Elections: Due in October 2021 – date not set yet
Qatar Legislative Elections: Announced for October 2021 – exact date not set yet
November 2021 Election Calendar

United States Local Elections and New Jersey and Virginia State Elections: November 2, 2021

Nicaragua Presidential and Legislative Elections: November 7, 2021

Chile and Legislative Elections: November 21, 2021

Honduras Presidential and Legislative Elections: Due in November 2021 – date not set yet

Haiti Presidential Election: Due in November 2021 – date not set yet

Bulgaria Presidential Election: Due in November 2021 – date not set yet

Tonga Parliamentary Elections: Due in November 2021 – date not set yet

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