2016 African election calendar

Updated January 2017

Country Election Date
Benin President 1st rnd: 6 Mar 2016 (Postponed from 28 Feb)
2nd rnd: 20 Mar 2016
Burkina Faso Local 22 May 2016
Cape Verde National Assembly 20 Mar 2016
Local 4 Sep 2016
President 2 Oct 2016
Central African Republic President 2nd rnd 14 Feb 2016 (1st rnd was in 2015)
National Assembly 1st rnd: 14 Feb2016
2nd rnd 31 Mar 2016 (postponed from 27 Mar 2016)
Chad National Assembly 1st rnd: 10 April 2016
2nd rnd: 9 May 2016
Comoros President 1st rnd: 21 Feb 2016
2nd rnd 16 Apr 2016
Island Governors 16 Apr 2016
Congo, Republic of the President 20 March 2016
Senate (1/3 members) Oct 2016 (indirect)
DRC Provincial Governors and Deputy Governors Postponed to 2018 from 26 Mar 2016
Presidential, National Assembly, Provincial, Local Postponed to 2018 from Nov 2016
Djibouti President 8 Apr 2016
Equatorial Guinea President 24 Apr 2016
Gabon President 27 Aug 2016
National Assembly Postponed to 29 Jul 2017 from Dec 2016
The Gambia President 1 Dec 2016
Ghana President & National Assembly 7 Dec 2016
Guinea Local 18 Dec 2016
Ivory Coast Referendum 30 Oct 2016
National Assembly & Senate 18 Dec 2016
Libya Constitutional referendum Late 2016/early 2017
Mali local 20 Nov 2016
Morocco House of Representatives 7 Oct 2016
Niger President & National Assembly 1st rnd: 21 Feb 2016
2nd rnd: 20 Mar 2016
Rwanda Local & Senate (indirect) Feb & Mar 2016
São Tomé & Príncipe President 1st rnd: 17 Jul 2016
2nd rnd: 7 Aug 2016
Seychelles National Assembly 8-10 Sep 2016
Sierra Leone Constitutional referendum Late 2016? Early 2017?
Senegal Constitutional referendum 20 Mar 2016
Somalia Upper house Parliament (indirect) 25 Sep 2016
Lower house Parliamentary Postponed to 28 Dec 2016 from 30 Nov 2016
President Postponed to 22 Jan 2017 from 28 Dec 2016
South Africa Local 3 Aug 2016
Uganda President, National Assembly & Local 18 Feb 2016
Zambia Referendum, President, National Assembly & Local 11 Aug 2016
Zanzibar (Autonomous Region) Zanzibar President & House Of Representatives 20 Mar 2016 (election of 25 oct 2015 annulled by ZEC)

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