Electoral process

Electoral calendar

*CENTRAL ELECTORAL BOARD AGREEMENT:
DEADLINE FOR POSTAL VOTE EXTENDED TO 21 MAY 2015

Activities Legislation Dates
Issue of Election Decree Statute of Autonomy article 10.4 30 March
Publication of Decree in the BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) and BOE (Official Gazette of the Spanish State) Electoral Law of the Community of Madrid Article 8.2 31 March
Request postal vote LOREG article 72.a 31 March to 14 May
Request accessible vote for persons with visual impairment (Braille kit) R.D. 1612/2007. 31 March to 27 April
Remittance of absentee ballot request available at consulates and electronically by the Provincial Branch of the Electoral Roll Office (DPOCE) LOREG article 75.1 Starting 31 March
Absentee ballot request submitted 31 March to 25 April
Remittance of electoral documentation for postal vote to Spanish nationals living abroad by the DPOCE The date shall vary based on whether any candidacy has been challenged LOREG article 75.3 31 March to 4 May or 12 May
The Town Councils notify the Local Electoral Boards of the spaces where posters may be freely displayed... LOREG article 56.1 1 April to 7 April
Electoral Law of the Community of Madrid article 9.1 1 April to 8 April
Notification of electoral coalition formation to the corresponding Electoral Board. LOREG articles 44.2 and 187.1 1 April to 10 April
The Town Councils notify the Local Electoral Boards, and these in turn notify the Provincial Electoral Board, of the official buildings and public spaces where electoral campaign events may be carried out free of charge. LOREG article 57.1 1 April to 10 April
Parties, federations and coalitions appoint electoral administrators who shall also be candidacy administrators in the presence of the Provincial Electoral Board. Electoral Law of the Community of Madrid Article 19 1 April to 10 April
Local elections: Appointment of the electoral administrators in the presence of the Central Electoral Board LOREG articles 192.1 and 174 1 April to 10 April
Publication in the local BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) and in free public areas.

 

LOREG article 57.2 1 April to 15 April
Opening of accounts for fundraising by the general and candidacy administrator from the date of appointment of the administrators (4 April). Notification within 24 hours from their opening of the Central Electoral Board and Provincial Electoral Board. LOREG articles 124.1 and 2 1 April to 23 April
Initial formation of the Provincial Electoral Board and Local Electoral Boards with judicial members. LOREG article 14.1 3 April
Publication in the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid of a numbered list defining the wards, polling stations and tables in the region, determined by the DPOCE.

 

LOREG articles 24.1 and 2 6 April
Substitution of judicial members who are also candidates for the elections LOREG article 14.2 3 April to 6 April
Date from which the Chairpersons of the Provincial Electoral Board and Local Electoral Boards can be elected. LOREG article 14.3 3 April
The Town Councils and Consulates display the official electoral list. LOREG article 39.2 6 April to 13 April
Presentation of complaints to the DPOCE regarding inclusion or exclusion from the electoral roll LOREG article 39.3 6 April to 13 April
Date from which the components of the Provincial Electoral Board and Local Electoral Boards shall be published in the BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) by their respective Chairpersons (the day after the election of the Chairperson). LOREG article 14.3 4 April
Presentation of complaints by voters to the Provincial Electoral Board regarding the delimitation of wards, polling places and electoral tables. LOREG article 24.3 7 April to 12 April
Appointment of inspectors by the candidacy representatives. Remittance of pages 3 and 4 of the Book of Minutes by the Local Electoral Boards to the voting tables for their formation upon receipt of these. LOREG articles 78.1 and 78.2 31 March to 21 May
Resolution of complaints regarding the definition of wards, polling stations and voting tables by the Provincial Electoral Board LOREG article 24.3 13 April to 17 April
Resolution of complaints regarding registration in the electoral roll by the DPOCE. LOREG article 39.4 14 April to 16 April
Presentation of candidacies to the corresponding Electoral Board. Community of Madrid to the Provincial Electoral Board. Town Councils Local Electoral Boards LOREG articles 45 and 187.1 15 April to 20 April
Candidacy representatives may request the use of public buildings and spaces. LOREG article 57.2 After the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid has been published.
DPOCE orders the public display of rectifications made to the electoral roll. It shall also notify complainants, Councils and Consulates. LOREG article 39.4 17 April
Publication in the BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) of the candidacies presented. LOREG article 10.4 22 April
Notification of candidacy representatives by the competent Electoral Board of irregularities in the candidacies observed or reported to the Electoral Board. Provincial Electoral Board to the Community of Madrid. Local Electoral Boards to the Town Councils. LOREG article 47.2 24 April
Period assigned to rectify the irregularities in candidacies observed or reported by their representatives. 25 and 26 April
LOREG article 26.4 25 April to 29 April
Announcement of candidacy by the corresponding Electoral Board. Provincial Electoral Board to the Community of Madrid and the Local Electoral Boards to the Town Councils. LOREG article 47.3 27 April
Joint proposal of non-judicial members by candidacy representatives. LOREG articles 10.1b and 11.b 27 April to 7 May
Publication in BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) of the candidacies announced. LECM article 10.4 and LOREG article 187.4 and 47.5 28 April
Preparation of ballots commences. The first are delivered to the Delegate of the Electoral Roll Office for their remittance to nationals living abroad

 

LOREG article 15.1 and articles 71.1 and 4 29 April
Presentation of an appeal to the competent Contentious-Administrative Court against the excluded candidacies. LOREG articles 49.1 and 2 29 April to 30 April
Notification by the Local Electoral Boards to candidacy representatives regarding the spaces assigned to display their posters, etc. LOREG article 56.3 29 April
Date from which the Government places the advance payment of the electoral subsidies at the disposal of the electoral administrators. LECM article 23.4 29 April
Notification by the Local Electoral Boards of the appointment of voting table members and delivery of the instruction manual, under the supervision of the Central Electoral Board and approved by the Government Council of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. LOREG article 27.2 30 April to 2 May
The Local Electoral Boards assign and notify candidacy representatives of available public premises and spaces. LOREG article 57.3 1 May
Court ruling on the appeals presented by the candidacies. LOREG article 49.3 3 May and 4 May
Presentation of allegations by those concerned against becoming a voting table member to the Local Electoral Boards. LOREG article 27.3 3 May to 9 May
Legal Protection Appeal proceedings at the Constitutional Court against the exclusion of candidates or candidacies from the lists LOREG article 49.4 3 May and 4 May
Remittance of the electoral roll registration certificate and electoral documentation for the postal vote by the Electoral Roll Office LOREG article 73.2 4 May to 17 May
Remittance of postal vote to Electoral Tables by voters. New in Organic Law 2/2011, of 28 January, which modifies Organic Law 5/1985, of 19 June, on the General Electoral System. LOREG article 73.3 4 May to 21 May*
Constitutional Court ruling on legal protection appeals against the exclusion of candidates or candidacies. LOREG article 49.3 5 May to 7 May
Last day in which to form the Radio and Television Commission, as established by the Provincial Electoral Board. LOREG articles 65.2 and 5 and LECAM article 13 8 May
ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN LECM article 11.2 and LOREG article 51.1 8 May to 22 May
The Local Electoral Boards resolve the claims presented by Voting Table members and report, where appropriate, the substitution of acting members. LOREG article 27.3 10 May to 14 May
Report to the Local Electoral Boards of an Electoral Table member's inability to perform his/her assigned role. LOREG article 27.4 15 May to 20 May
Prohibition on broadcasting electoral surveys LOREG article 69.7 19 May to 23 May
EVE OF POLLING DAY LECM article 112 23 May
ELECTION DAY Statute of Autonomy article 10.7 and LECM article 8.3 LOREG article 84 24 May
Up to 1 hour before voting commences, the Government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid shall ensure the sufficient availability of envelopes and ballot papers at the Electoral Tables. LECM articles 14.2 and 15.4 24 May
General count by the Provincial Electoral Board LECM article 17.1 and LOREG articles 103.1 and 107.2 27 May to 29 May
Presentation of claims and complaints, in accordance with the incidences included in the session minutes of the Electoral Tables or in the Provincial Electoral Board's tally sheet session minutes. LOREG article 108.2 31 May
Corresponding Electoral Board ruling and notification of candidacy representatives and attorneys. LOREG article 108.3 1 June
Appeal against the Provincial Electoral Board's ruling on candidacy representatives and attorneys. LOREG article 108.3 2 June
Remittance by the Electoral Board of the corresponding file and report to the Central Electoral Board. LOREG article 108.3 3 June
The corresponding Electoral Board notifies the candidacy representatives of the remittance of the ruling and summons them to appear before the Central Electoral Board. LOREG article 108.3 4 June
The Central Electoral Board receives the candidacy representatives. LOREG article 108.3 5 June and 6 June
The Central Electoral Board rules on the appeal and delegates the definitive announcement of the elected candidates to the Provincial Electoral Board. LOREG article 108.3 7 June
Announcement of elected candidates by the corresponding Electoral Board. LOREG article 108.4 8 June
Judicial review lodged at the Provincial Electoral Board against the act announcing the elected candidates. LOREG article 112.1 9 June to 11 June
Formation of the Assembly of Madrid. The date shall be established in the Election Decree. LECM article 8.5 9 June to 3 July
The elected candidates shall be published in the BOCM (Official Gazette of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) and BOE (Official Gazette of the Spanish State) within forty days. LECM article 17.2 and LOREG article 108.6 9 June to 18 July
Judicial review of the announcement of elected candidates: High Court of Justice judicial review LOREG article 113.1 29 June
Judicial review of the announcement of elected candidates: Those concerned are notified of the ruling. LOREG article 114.1 Until 30 June