All 308 Portuguese municipalities and 3,092Portuguese Parishes
All 2,000 local government councils
The Portuguese local election of 2021 will take place on late September or early October of the same year. The election consistes of three separate elections in the 308 Portuguese municipalities, the election for the Municipal Chambers, whose winner is elected mayor, another election for the Municipal Assembly, as well an election for the lower-level Parish Assembly, whose winner is elected parish president. This last will be held separately in the more than 3,000 parishes around the country.
All 308 municipalities are allocated a certain number of councilors to elect corresponding to the number of registered voters in a given municipality. Each party or coalition must present a list of candidates. The lists are closed and the seats in each municipality are apportioned according to the D'Hondt method. Unlike in national legislative elections, independent lists are allowed to run.
Council seats and Parish assembly seats are distributed as follows:
|17||only Lisbon||21||more than 40,000 voters|
|13||only Porto||19||more than 20,000 voters|
|11||100,000 voters or more||13||more than 5,000 voters|
|9||more than 50,000 voters||9||more than 1,000 voters|
|7||more than 10,000 voters||7||1,000 voters or less|
|5||10,000 voters or less|
The main political forces that will be involved in the election are:
1 The PSD and the CDS-PP are expected to form coalitions in several municipalities between them and with some smaller center-right/right-wing parties like the Earth Party (MPT) and the People's Monarchist Party (PPM).