Tanzania: Electoral legislation

Updated August 2020

Constitution

Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania 1977 (CAP 2) (amendments up to 2005).

Electoral law

National Elections Act, 1985 (Cap. 343) (amendments up to 2015).

The Local Authorities (Elections) Act, (CAP 292 R.E 2015) (amendments up to 2015).

Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act (CAP 288 R.E 2002), see p 48 compendium below.

Local Government (District Authorities) Act ACT (CAP 287 R.E 2002), see p 27 compendium below.

Compendium of Electoral Laws and Regulations of Tanzania (accessed 9 July 2020).

Political parties

Political Parties Act 1992 (Cap 258) (amendments up to 2019) (accessed 9 July 2020).

The Election Expenses Act, (CAP 292 R.E 2015), see p 176 compendium above (amendments up to 2015).

NEC 2010 Electoral Code of Conduct for the Presidential, Parliamentary and Councillors' Elections.

NEC 2020 The National elections (Presidential and Parliamentary Elections) Regulations, 2020.

Election observers

NEC 2010 Guidelines for local and international election observers.

Repealed laws

NEC 2015 The National elections (Presidential and Parliamentary Elections) Regulations, 2015.

The Elections Act, 1970