Zanzibar: Electoral legislation

Updated November 2010

Union law

Constitution

Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania 1977 (CAP 2), [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/Tanzania_Constitution.pdf, [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 9 Nov 2010).

Electoral law

Local Government (Urban Authorities Act) 1982.

Local Government (District Authorities) Act 1982.

Political parties

Political Parties Act no 5 of 1992.

Zanzibar law

Constitution

Constitution of Zanzibar 1984, includes amendments up to 2002 (see also 2010 Constitutional referendum results), [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/Zanzibar_Constitution.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 12 Nov 2010).

Electoral law

Election Act 1984, includes all amendments up to 2004, [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/ZEA_No11_%282010%29.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 12 Nov 2010).

Referendum Act of 2010, [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/Referendum_Act_No6_2010.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 12 Nov 2010).

Zanzibar Municipal Council Act 1995.

District and Town Councils Act 1995.

Political parties

Zanzibar Electoral Commission 2010 "Guidelines on the code of ethics for political parties participating in the 2010 General Elections", [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/2010_ZEC_Code_of_Ethics_for_Political_Parties.PDF [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 9 Nov 2010).

Media

Zanzibar Electoral Commission 2010 "Code of Conduct for State-Owned Media on Coverage of Election Campaigns of Political Party Candidates", [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/2010_ZEC_Code_of_Conduct_for_state-owned_Media.PDF [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 9 Nov 2010).

Election observers

Zanzibar Electoral Commission 2010 "Guidelines for Local and International Observers", [www] http://www.tz.undp.org/ESP/docs/Legal_Documents/2010_ZEC_Guidelines_for_local-intern_observers.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 9 Nov 2010).