• December 26: Knesset officially votes to dissolve parliament (must occur up to 90 days before the election).
  • January-February: Primaries for Likud, Labor, Joint Arab List, Jewish Home & Meretz parties. Kulanu, Israel Beitenu, Yesh Atid party lists are formulated by internal committees. Shas and Yahadut HaTorah religious party lists are formulated by their rabbis.
  • February 15: The list of registered voters is published.
  • February 21-22: Party lists are submitted to the Central Elections Committee.
  • March 1: Deadline to request disqualification of a candidate.
  • March 12: Central Elections Committee approves or disqualifies party lists after which they cannot be changed.
  • March 19: Israeli citizens receive notifications of the locations of their voting booths.
  • March 26: Beginning of election advertising on television & radio.
  • March 28: Diplomats and sailors cast their votes abroad.
  • April 5: Publication of the final public opinion polls.
  • April 9: Election Day. Exit polls expected at 22:00. Final results expected overnight.
  • April 10: Election results announced. Parties have one week to submit appeals. President Rivlin begins consultations with party leaders and eventually tasks the candidate most likely to form a coalition to do so. The candidate has 28 days to form a government and can request another 14 days if necessary.
  • April 17: Publication of official election results.
  • April 23: Inauguration of 21st Knesset.