Election Timeline

Timeline of Key Events – Israel 2019 Elections

2018

➢ December 26: The Knesset votes to dissolve parliament.

2019

➢ *January-February: - Primaries for National Union (1/14) Likud (2/5), Labor (2/11), Meretz (2/14), Joint Arab List
- Kulanu, Israel Beitenu, Yesh Atid and newly-formed parties’ lists formulated by
internal committee.
- Shas and Yahadut HaTorah lists formulated by their spiritual leaders

➢ February 15: The list of registered voters is published

➢ February 21-22: Party lists are submitted to the Central Elections Committee.

➢ March 1: Deadline to request disqualification of a candidate

➢ March 12: Central Elections Committee approves or disqualifies party lists after which they cannot be changed

➢ March 19: Israeli citizens receive notifications of the locations of their voting booths

➢ March 26: Beginning of election advertising on television & radio

➢ March 28: Diplomats and sailors cast their votes abroad

➢ April 5: Publication of the final public opinion polls

April 9: Election Day. Exit polls expected at 22:00. Final results expected overnight

➢ April 10: Election results announced. Parties have one week to submit appeals. President Rivlin begins consultations with party leaders and eventually tasks the candidate most likely to form a coalition to do so. The candidate has 28 days to form a government and can request another 14 days if necessary

➢ April 17: Publication of official election results

➢ April 23: Inauguration of 21st Knesset

* The precise dates of certain primaries and the processes that some parties’/factions’ will use to draw up their candidate lists remain to be determined. Some of the dates are subject to change.