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Africa Elects: Calendar

The table below considers national, regional and local elections held on the African continent. We will post updates about these ballots on our social media platforms.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ComorosPresidential14 January
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election (Mantsopa Ward 7)17 January
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election (Bushbuckridge)31 January
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaNational parliament lower house by-elections (Ngaski/Shanga/Yauri, Surulere I, Akoko North East/Akoko North West, Jalingo/Yorro/Zing)
National parliament upper house by-elections (Ebonyi South, Yobe East)
Benue regional parliament by-election (Guma)
Borno regional parliament by-election (Chibok)
Kaduna regional parliament by-election (Chikun)
3 February
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaLocal (second round)4 February
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election (AbaQulusi Ward 8)7 February
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election14 February
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ MoroccoNational parliament by-elections (Safi, Sidi Kacem)22 February
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election28 February
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Madeira (Portugal)National parliament10 March
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election13 March
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ SenegalPresidential27 March
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ TogoNational parliament
Regional councilors
Local elections
29 April
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ ChadPresidential
National parliament
6 May
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Madeira (Portugal)Regional parliament26 May
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ MadagascarNational parliament29 May
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa National parliament
Eastern Cape regional parliament
Free State regional parliament
Gauteng regional parliament
KwaZulu-Natal regional parliament
Limpopo regional parliament
Mpumalanga regional parliament
North West regional parliament
Northern Cape regional parliament
Western Cape regional parliament
29 May
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท MauritaniaPresidential22 June
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด SomaliaLocal~ June
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-BissauNational parliament~June
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ RwandaPresidential
National parliament
15 July
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria Presidential7 September
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaEdo regional president
Ondo regional president
21 September
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ MozambiquePresidential
National parliament
Cabo Delgado regional parliament
Gaza regional parliament
Inhambane regional parliament
Manica regional parliament
Maputo regional parliament
Nampula regional parliament
Niassa regional parliament
Sofala regional parliament
Tete regional parliament
Zambela regional parliament
9 October
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ BotswanaNational parliament
~ October
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cape VerdeLocal ~ October
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somaliland (Somalia)Presidential13 November
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ MauritiusNational parliament30 November
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ NamibiaPresidential
National parliament
~ November
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaPresidential~ November
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GhanaPresidential
National parliament
7 December
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan Presidential
National Parliament
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad National parliament
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau Presidential

Some countries are considered autocratic by the V-Dem/Regimes of the World classification. Therefore, we display V-Dem scores in all our charts to show whether or not democratic standards are likely to be met during a ballot.

Due to unforeseeable events, elections may be rescheduled.


For previous elections, visit our electoral archive here.