2017 Calendar

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Here is Suffragio‘s guide to the top 17 elections to watch in global politics in 2017.

Please click here for the 2013 calendar of world elections.
Please click here for the 2014 calendar of world elections.
Please click here for the 2015 calendar of world elections.
Please click here for the 2016 calendar of world elections.

All United States elections and political events are marked in blue.

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January

January 22: Parti socialiste (France) — presidential primary
(1st round)
January 29: Parti socialiste (France) — presidential primary (2nd round)
January 29: Haiti — parliamentary (2nd round)

February

February 4: Goa (India) — regional parliamentary
February 4: Punjab (India) — regional parliamentary
February 5: Liechtenstein — parliamentary
February 11: Uttar Pradesh (India) — regional parliamentary (1st round begins)
February 12: Turkmenistan — presidential
February 15: Uttarakhand (India) — regional parliamentary
February 15: Aceh (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: Bangka (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: Baten (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: Belitung (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: Gorontalo (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: Jakarta (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: West Sulawesi (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 15: West Papua (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections
February 19: Ecuador — presidential (1st round)

March

March 2: Northern Ireland — parliamentary
March 4: Manipur (India) — regional parliamentary (begins)
March 7: Micronesia — parliamentary
March 8: Uttar Pradesh (India) — regional parliamentary (7th and final round begins)
March 8: Manipur (India) — regional parliamentary (ends)
March 11: Western Australia — regional parliamentary
March 12: Abkhazia — regional parliamentary
March 15: The Netherlands — parliamentary
March 18: Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta — leadership election
March 20: Timor Leste — presidential
March 26: Hong Kong (China) — chief executive election
March 26: Bulgaria — parliamentary
March 26: Saarland (Germany) — regional parliamentary
March 28: Somaliland — presidential and parliamentary

April 

April 2: Ecuador — presidential (runoff)
April 2: Armenia — parliamentary
April 2: Serbia — presidential
April 3: Democratic Party (South Korea) — presidential primary
April 6: Gambia — parliamentary
April 9: South Ossetia — presidential
April 16: Turkey — presidential system referendum
April 16: Serbia — presidential (runoff)
April 19: Jakarta (Indonesia) — gubernatorial elections (runoff)
April 23: France — presidential (1st round)
April 30: Partito Democratico (Italy) — leadership election

May

May 4: United Kingdom — local council and mayoral elections
May 4: Algeria — parliamentary
May 7: France — presidential (runoff)
May 7: Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) — regional parliamentary
May 9: South Korea — presidential
May 9: British Columbia (Canada) — regional parliamentary
May 10: Bahamas — parliamentary
May 14: North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) — regional parliamentary
May 19: Iran — presidential
May 21: Turkmenistan — parliamentary
May 24: Cayman Islands — parliamentary
May 27: Conservative Party of Canada — leadership election

June

June 3: Lesotho — parliamentary
June 3: Malta — parliamentary
June 4: Liberal Party of Alberta (Canada) — leadership election
June 4: Coahuila (Mexico) — gubernatorial election
June 4: Mexico (state) — gubernatorial election
June 4: Nayarit (Mexico) — gubernatorial election
June 8: United Kingdom — parliamentary
June 11: France — parliamentary (1st round)
June 11: Italy — municipal (1st round)
June 11: Puerto Rico (United States) — status referendum
June 18: France — parliamentary (2nd round)
June 24: Papua New Guinea — parliamentary (begins)
June 25: Albania — parliamentary
June 25: Italy — municipal (2nd round)
June 26: Mongolia — presidential
June: Venezuela — gubernatorial elections
June: Lebanon — parliamentary

July

July 2: Senegal — parliamentary
July 4: Labor Party (Israel) — leadership primary
July 8: Papua New Guinea — parliamentary (ends)
July 9: South Sudan — presidential, parliamentary and local
July 9: Partido Acción Ciudadana (Costa Rica)– presidential primary
July 22: Tokyo (Japan) — regional parliamentary
July 22: Timor-Leste — parliamentary
July 29: Gabon — parliamentary
July: Congo Brazzaville — parliamentary
July: India — presidential (indirect)
July: Nagorno-Karabakh — presidential
July: Sierra Leone — presidential and parliamentary
July: Saint Helena — parliamentary

August

August 4: Rwanda — presidential
August 8: Kenya — presidential and parliamentary
August 9: Argentina — parliamentary primaries
August 23: Angola — parliamentary and presidential (indirect)
August: Singapore — presidential

September

September 10: Russia — provincial and local gubernatorial
September 11: Norway — parliamentary
September 16: Iraq — provincial parliamentary
September 17: Macao (China) — legislative council
September 23: New Zealand — parliamentary
September 24: Germany — legislative
September: Aruba — parliamentary
September: Catalonia (Spain) — independence referendum
September: Kurdistan (Iraq) — local assembly
September: Portugal — municipal
September: Singapore — president

October

October 10: Liberia — presidential and parliamentary
October 15: Estonia — municipal
October 15: Austria — parliamentary
October 20-21: Czech Republic — parliamentary
October 29: Argentina — midterm parliamentary
October: New Democratic Party of Canada — leadership election
October: Cuba — municipal
October: Anambra (Nigeria) — gubernatorial

November

November 5: Sicily (Italy) — regional parliamentary
November 5: Quebec (Canada) — municipal
November 7: New York City — mayoral 
November 7: Los Angeles — mayoral
November 7: United States — mayoral

November 7: New Jersey — gubernatorial
November 7: Virginia — gubernatorial
November 13: Somaliland — presidential
November 19: Chile — presidential and parliamentary
November 19: Kyrgyzstan — presidential
November 21: Denmark — regional
November 26: Honduras — presidential and parliamentary
November: Gujarat (India) — regional parliamentary
November: Slovenia — presidential

December

December 20: South Korea — presidential
December: Bermuda — parliamentary
December: Himachal Pradesh (India) — regional parliamentary
December: Venezuela — municipal

Potentially in / planned for 2017

Afghanistan — parliamentary
Bloc Québécois (Canada) — leadership election
Chad — parliamentary
China — 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (likely autumn)
Hungary — presidential (indirect)
Italy — parliamentary
Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Spain) — leadership election
Thailand — parliamentary (likely November)
Venezuela — presidential recall referendum

MAKING WORLD POLITICS LESS FOREIGN