2003 Election Timetable


Oct 30, 2002 - Labor Party resigns from national unity government

Nov 5, 2002 - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon calls early elections

Nov 11, 2002 - Knesset sets January 28, 2003 as date for elections

Nov 19, 2002 - Labor leadership primary

Nov 28, 2002 - Likud leadership primary

Dec 8, 2002 - Likud Knesset list to be selected

Dec 9, 2002 - Labor Knesset list primary

Dec 12, 2002 - Final date for Knesset lists to be handed to the Central Election Committee

Dec 24, 2002 - Transfer of voting materials to Israeli embassies abroad and to Israeli ships at sea

Jan 3, 2003 - Approval of party lists by the Central Election Committee

Jan 5, 2003 - Final date to appeal disqualification of lists to the Supreme Court

Jan 7, 2003 - Election advertising begins on radio and television; postal notification to be sent to voters to inform them that they are included on the voter roll

Jan 16, 2003 - Elections in Israeli embassies and consulates abroad

Jan 19, 2003 - Central Election Committee publishes party lists for elections

Jan 20, 2003 - Publication in newspapers of excess vote agreements signed between parties

Jan 26, 2003 - Ballot slips distributed to ballot stations

Jan 28, 2003 - Elections to the 16th Knesset

Feb 5, 2003 - Publication of the official election results

Feb 17, 2003 - Convening of 16th Knesset


Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry