Representative Council Election

Instructions for Candidates and Alliances

Election timeline, instructions and general information for candidates and electoral alliances.

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Timeline 2023

  • 28 Aug: Candidate nomination period begins
  • 2 Oct: Membership payment deadline. Persons who have not paid the membership fee by the deadline are not entitled to vote.
  • 2 Oct: Candidate nomination period ends (by 4pm)
  • 3 Oct–8 Nov: Election advertising is allowed
  • 5 Oct: Completing inadequate information in nomination forms and withdrawing candidacy (by 4pm)
  • 11 Oct (at the latest): List of candidates is displayed
  • 9–22 Oct Candidate matcher is open for candidates
  • 20 Oct: Remarks on the list of candidates must be submitted (by 4pm)
  • 25 Oct–9 Nov Candidate matcher is open for voters
  • 1–8 Nov: Voting period
  • 2 Nov: Election panel
  • 8 Nov: Elections and Election Night Event
  • 9 Nov: Confirmation of election results
  • 17 Nov: Election ads must be removed


Documents, including forms, agreements, information and other materials.

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Election advertising and sanctions

Regulation on election advertising as well as electoral sanctions and their guidelines can be found on the Materials page.

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