As Turkey is heading for Municipal Elections on March 31, 2019, Supreme Electoral Board (SEB) has declared the election-timeline starting from January 1.
SEB has set out the timeline of municipal elections on a schedule for a period of 90 days starting with the new year.
: Election period officially starts
: SEB will announce the parties that can participate in the elections
: Registered voter lists will be put up on community chief offices and citizens will be able to check their registration on SEB’s websites, www.ysk.gov.tr
: Voter registration lists will be put down and checks on SEB website will be ended. Deadline for applications to vote at mobile-ballot-boxes for disabled, bed-ridden, chronically ill voters
: SEB will hold a lottery to determine in which order the parties will appear on ballot lists
: Ballot lists for voters will be determined. Political parties will deliver list of nominations to electoral offices
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: Provincial electoral boards will deliver approved lists of municipal candidates and approvals of primaries to political parties
: Political parties will officially nominate candidates for municipal seats by delivering digital copies in DVD, flash disk, hard drive etc. and in paper format until 5 pm; independent candidates will hand in applications until 5 pm
: Deadline for political parties to fill empty places in nominations lists
: Temporary nominations list (including independents) will be announced locally at 8 am
: Voter registration papers will be printed and start delivery
: Rejections due to inspection or objection will be notified to the political parties; or in cases when nominees resign from the parties
: Deadline for political parties to refill the empty nominations
: Final candidate lists are put up including independents, by local electoral boards; printing of ballots will start and printed ballots will be delivered to local electoral boards as part of the designated plan
: Starting of electoral bans and propaganda period
: Voter information cards delivery to voters will be completed
: Necessary equipment for villages and districts outside of city centers will be delivered to ballot box committee presidents
: End of propaganda period
: Voting starts at 7 am for Eastern Turkey and 8 am for Western Turkey; election bans end at midnight.