Election Calendar

National Elections 2018

 

12-13 & 26-27 January: Czech Republic, Presidency

Election of the President for a five year term. Provision for a second-round run-off between leading two candidates if no candidate achieves an absolute majority in the first round.
First round results.
Second round results.

 

28 January & 4 February: Cyprus, Presidency

Election of the President for a five year term. Second round run-off to be held if no candidate achieves an absolute majority in the first round.
First round results.
Second round results.

 

28 January & 11 February: Finland, Presidency

Election of the President for a six year term beginning 1 March 2018. Second round run-off to be held between leading two candidates if no candidate achieves an absolute majority in the first round.

 

11 February: Monaco, Parliament

24 members of National Council to be elected for a five year term. Mixed voting system with 16 members elected by first-past-the-post and 8 via proportional top-up lists. Results here.

 

4 March: Italy, Parliament

Election of 630 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 315 members of the Senate for a five year term. New mixed electoral system combining first-past-the post and proportional representation using the D’Hondt method.

 

18 March & 8 April: Russia, Presidency

Direct election of the President for a six year term. Provision for second round if no absolute majority obtained by any candidate in first round.

 

8 April: Hungary, Parliament

199 seats to be filled in sole chamber of parliament for a four year term. 106 members elected in single seat constituencies and 93 by top-up lists.

 

15 April: Montenegro, Presidency

Two rounds of voting. Five year term.

 

3 June: Slovenia, Parliament

88 of 90 seats to be filled by proportional representation with 2 seats reserved for Italian and Hungarian minorities using first-past-the-post. 4 per cent threshold. Four year term.

 

9 September: Sweden, Parliament

349 members of Riksdag (sole chamber of parliament) to be elected for a four year term. Proportional representation using party lists in 29 multi-member constituencies to elect 310 members, with 39 additional top-up seats at national level. 4 per cent threshold to enter parliament.

 

6 October: Latvia, Parliament

Election of 100 members of the Saeima in five multi-member constituencies by proportional representation with a national threshold of 5 per cent.

 

7 October: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Presidency and Parliament

Three members of the collective Presidency to be elected. 42 members of the House of Representatives to be elected for a four year term by proportional representation.

 

14 October: Luxembourg, Parliament

Election of 60 members of the Chamber of Deputies by proportional representation in four multi-member constituencies. Five year term.

 

October (tbc): Ireland, Presidency

Direct election of the President for a seven year term using the Alternative Vote (AV) system.

 

October (tbc): Greece, Parliament

300 members of the sole chamber to be elected: 250 via proportional representation with a 50-seat bonus awarded to the largest party. 3 per cent threshold.

 

November (tbc): Moldova, Parliament

101 seats to be filled using mixed system: 51 in individual constituencies and 50 via party list system, with multiple thresholds. Four year term.

 

Regional and Local Elections 2018

 

28 January: Austria, regional election in Niederoesterreich.

25 February: Austria, regional election in Tirol. Results here.

4 March: Austria, regional election in Kaernten. Results here.

4 March: Italy, regional elections in Lazio and Lombardia. Results here.

20 March: Netherlands, municipal elections.

22 April: Austria, regional election in Salzburg.

22 April: Italy, regional election in Molise.

29 April: Italy, regional election in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

3 May: United Kingdom, local elections.

20 May: Italy, regional election in Valle d’Aosta.

26 May: Iceland, local elections.

6 May: Germany, local elections in Schleswig-Holstein.

14 October: Belgium, provincial and municipal elections.

14 October: Germany, regional and district elections in Bavaria.

28 October: Germany, regional election in Hessen.

November (tbc): Poland, local elections.

 

Referenda 2018

 

4 March: Switzerland, referenda on financial reforms and abolition of TV/radio tax. Results.

21 March: Netherlands, advisory referendum on security services’ powers.

25 May: Ireland, referendum on abortion law reform.

October (tbc): Ireland, referenda on blasphemy law reform, role of women and directly electing Mayors.

4 November: France, referendum on Independence in New Caledonia.

 

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