IEC releases 2021-2023 electoral calendar

Jul 16, 2020, 12:18 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

In preparation for the 2021-2023 Electoral Cycle, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has drawn up an Electoral Calendar 2021-2023 as part of requirement of the Electoral Act (as amended).

According to a release by the IEC, the general voter registration starts from 14th January- 26th February 2021. The constitutional referendum is slated for 5th June 2021, while the nomination for the presidential election begins on 30th October.

The National Assembly Elections is scheduled to take place on the 9th April 2022, while Local Government Elections to hold on 13th May 2023.

Below reads the full release of IEC’s electoral calendar:


- Voter registration period - 14th January - 26th February, 2021

- Display of provisional list of voters - 15th -24th March, 2021

- Objection and appeals - 15th - 28th March, 2021

- Sitting of Revising Courts - 5th April - 3rd June, 2021

- Diaspora voter registration- 1st - 31st July, 2021


Voting/Polling day - 5th June, 2021



- Nomination days: 30th October - 5th November, 2021

- Public scrutiny day: 6th November, 2021

- Last day of withdrawal of candidature: 26th November, 2021

- Campaign period: 9th November - 2nd December, 2021

Election day:  4th December, 2021



Election Day: 9th April 2022

Gazette Election Notice: 10th January 2022

Nominations Days: 5th – 11th March 2022

Public Scrutiny Day and Time: 12th March 2022 (8am-12pm)

Reconciliation of Campaign Itineraries: 13th March 2022

Campaign Period: 14th March to 7th April 2022

Last Day of Withdrawal of Candidature: 1st April 2022

Cooling-off Day: 8th April 2022



Election Day: 13th May 2023

Gazette Election Notice: 6th February 2023

Nominations Days: 8th – 14th April 2023

Public Scrutiny Day and Time: 15th April 2023 (8am-12pm)

Reconciliation of Campaign Itineraries: 16th April 2023

Campaign Period: 17th April to 11th May 2023

Last Day of Withdrawal of Candidature:  5th May 2023

Cooling-off Day: 12th May 2023

Meanwhile, the IEC has further said that this electoral calendar is formulated based on the existing laws and shall be subjected to review as and when the laws of The Gambia change.