CCM nomination process and timetable – MPs

According to the available timetable of CCM nomination processes, the party’s candidates for MPs across the country will be selected as follows:

Stage 1 – Collecting and returning forms – July 15-19

Stage 2 – Campaign meetings for local selection polls – July 20-31

Stage 3 – Local selection polls (“Kura za Maoni”) – August 1

Stage 4 – Compiling results of local selection polls – August 2

Stage 5 – Meeting of the District Politics Committee – August 3

Stage 6 – Meeting of the Regional Politics Committee – August 5

Stage 7 – Meeting of the Central Committee – August 10

Stage 8 – National Executive Committee Meeting to appoint MP candidates – August 11-12

According to the party’s constitution, at each stage from local selection polls through to final meeting of the National Executive Committee (Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa), each relevant body makes non-binding recommendations to the next body involved in the process. At any stage the recommendations from a lower level can be overturned.

As such, the local selection polls – in which all party members within a constituency can cast a vote in favour of their preferred candidate – are not the final decision.

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See also:

Timetable for the nomination of the CCM presidential candidate

The full timetable (as posted on also has details of the timetable for selecting the party’s candidates for other positions, including the presidential candidate, special seats nominees, and councillors: CCM Ratiba ya Uchaguzi 2015.