Calendar of Mexican Federal and State Elections, 1980-Present

Note: The dates of specific local elections often vary by source. I have attempted to list under the exact month and year only those elections for which I had a reliable source or several sources. If I didn’t have a specific month I have listed the election under the year only, before the division by month. Please let me know if you find discrepancies or have more specific dates. Thank you!

Federal elections

President--elected every six years for six year term
Chamber of Deputies--elected every three years for three year terms
Senate--half elected every three years for six year terms

State elections

Governor--elected every six years for six year term
State deputies--elected every three years for three year terms
Municipalities--councils elected every three years for three year terms

1980
Aguascalientes Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Baja California Sur Municipalities, state deputies
Durango Municipalities, state deputies
Guerrero Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán Municipalities
Oaxaca Municipalities, state deputies
Puebla Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala Governor, state deputies
Zacatecas

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Baja California Municipalities, state deputies
Chihuahua Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Durango Governor
Michoacán Governor, deputies
Zacatecas

Governor

August
Oaxaca

Governor

September
Veracruz

Governor, state deputies

November
Baja California Sur

Governor

1981
Coahuila Governor
Hidalgo Governor, state deputies
Nayarít Governor, state deputies
Oaxaca Municipalities (special election in disputed municipalities)
San Luis Potosí Deputies
Yucatán

Governor, state deputies

March
Quintana Roo

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

June
Nayarít

Municipalities

July
México (state)

Governor, state deputies

November
México (state) Municipalities
Yucatán

Municipalities

December
Coahuila Municipalities
Hidalgo

Municipalities

1982
Chiapas Governor, state deputies
Colima State deputies
Guanajuato State deputies
Morelos Governor, state deputies
Nuevo León

State deputies

April
Morelos

Municipalities

July
Federal elections
President, chamber of deputies, senate
Querétaro Municipalities, state deputies
Sonora

Municipalities, state deputies

October
Veracruz

Municipalities

November
Chiapas Municipalities
Colima Municipalities
Nuevo León Municipalities
Tabasco Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

Municipalities

December
Guanajuato Municipalities
Jalisco Governor, municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities

1983
Zacatecas

Municipalities

July
Campeche State deputies
Chihuahua Municipalities, state deputies
Durango Municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán State deputies
Zacatecas

State deputies

August
Aguascalientes Municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca

State deputies

September
Baja California Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Veracruz

State deputies

October
Tlaxcala

State deputies

November
Baja California Sur Municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca Municipalities
Puebla Municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa

Municipalities, state deputies

December
Guerrero Municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán Municipalities
Tamaulipas

Municipalities, state deputies

1984 (no gubernatorial elections)
Nayarít

Municipalities, state deputies

March
Quintana Roo

Municipalities, state deputies

August
San Luis Potosí

State deputies

November
México (state) Municipalities, state deputies
Yucatán

Municipalities, state deputies

December
Coahuila Municipalities
Hidalgo

Municipalities, state deputies

1985
Morelos

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Federal elections
Chamber of deputies
Campeche Governor
Chiapas State deputies
Colima Governor, state deputies
Guanajuato Governor, state deputies
Nuevo León Governor, state deputies
Querétaro Governor, municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí Governor
Sonora

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

October
Veracruz

Municipalities

November
Campeche Municipalities
Chiapas Municipalities
Colima Municipalities
Nuevo León Municipalities
Tabasco Municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

Municipalities

December
Guanajuato Municipalities
Jalisco Municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities

1986
Aguascalientes State deputies
Puebla

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Baja California Municipalities, state deputies
Campeche Municipalities, state deputies
Chihuahua Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Durango Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Zacatecas

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

August
Aguascalientes Governor
Oaxaca

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

September
Veracruz

Governor, state deputies

October
Sinaloa

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

November
Puebla Governor
Tlaxcala

Governor, state deputies

December
Guerrero Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

1987
Hidalgo Municipalities, state deputies
Yucatán

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

January
Hidalgo

Governor

February
Baja California Sur

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

March
Quintana Roo

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

June
Nayarít

Municipalities

July
México (state)

Governor

October
Coahuila

Governor, municipalities

November
México (state) Municipalities, state deputies
Nayarít

Governor

1988
Morelos

Governor

March
Morelos

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Federal elections
President, chamber of deputies, senate
Chiapas Governor, state deputies
Colima State deputies
Nuevo León State deputies
Querétaro Municipalities, state deputies
Sonora

Municipalities, state deputies

October
Veracruz

Municipalities

November
Chiapas Municipalities
Colima Municipalities
Nuevo León Municipalities
Tabasco Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

Municipalities

December
Guanajuato Municipalities, state deputies
Jalisco Governor, municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities

1989 (Baja California the only gubernatorial election)
Zacatecas

Municipalities

July
Baja California Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Campeche State deputies
Chihuahua Municipalities, state deputies
Durango Municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán State deputies
Zacatecas

State deputies

August
Oaxaca

Municipalities, state deputies

September
Veracruz

State deputies

October
Aguascalientes Municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa

Municipalities, state deputies

November
Puebla Municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas Municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

State deputies

December
Guerrero Municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán

Municipalities

1990 (no gubernatorial elections)
January
Hidalgo

State deputies

February
Baja California Sur

Municipalities, state deputies

March
Quintana Roo

Municipalities, state deputies

June
Michoacán Municipalities (special election in disputed municipalities)
Nayarit

Municipalities, state deputies

August
Coahuila Municipalities
San Luis Potosí

State deputies

November
Hidalgo Municipalities
México (state) Municipalities, state deputies
Yucatán

Municipalities, state deputies

1991
February
Yucatán

Municipalities (special election in disputed municipalities)

March
Morelos

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

July
Nuevo León

Governor, state deputies

August
Federal elections
Chamber of deputies, senate
Campeche Governor
Chiapas Municipalities, state deputies
Colima Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Guanajuato Governor, state deputies
Querétaro Governor, municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí Governor
Sonora

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

November
Campeche Municipalities
Nuevo León Municipalities
Tabasco Municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala Municipalities
Veracruz

Municipalities

December
Guanajuato Municipalities
Jalisco Changed to February 1992
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities

1992
Guerrero

Elections scheduled for 1992 are moved to 1993

February
Jalisco

Municipalities (changed from December 1991), state deputies

July
Campeche State deputies
Chihuahua Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Michoacán

Governor, state deputies

August
Aguascalientes Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Baja California Municipalities, state deputies
Durango Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca Governor, state deputies
Veracruz Governor, state deputies
Zacatecas

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

November
Oaxaca Municipalities
Puebla Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

Governor, state deputies

December
Michoacán

Municipalities

1993
Coahuila Municipalities
Hidalgo

Municipalities

February
Guerrero Governor
Hidalgo Governor, state deputies
Quintana Roo

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

March
Baja California Sur

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

April
San Luis Potosí

Governor (special election following resignation), state deputies

July
México (state) Governor
Nayarít

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

September
Coahuila

Governor

October
Guerrero

Municipalities, state deputies

November
México (state) Municipalities, state deputies
Yucatán

Municipalities, state deputies (election for governor postponed to May 1995)

1994
Colima

Municipalities, state deputies

March
Morelos

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

August
Federal elections
President, chamber of deputies, senate
Chiapas Governor
Guanajuato State deputies
Nuevo León Municipalities, state deputies
Querétaro Municipalities, state deputies
Sonora

Municipalities, state deputies

November
Tabasco Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala Municipalities
Veracruz

Municipalities

December
Guanajuato Municipalities
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities

1995
February
Jalisco

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

March
San Luis Potosí

Municipalities (special election in disputed municipalities)

May
Guanajuato Governor (special election)
Yucatán

Governor, municipalities, state deputies (election of governor postponed from November 1983)

July
Chihuahua Municipalities, state deputies
Durango

Municipalities, state deputies

August
Aguascalientes Municipalities, state deputies
Baja California Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca State deputies
Veracruz State deputies
Zacatecas

Municipalities, state deputies

October
Chiapas

Municipalities, state deputies

November
Michoacán Governor (special election), municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca Municipalities
Puebla Municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa Municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas Municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala

State deputies

1996 (no gubernatorial elections)
February
Baja California Sur Municipalities, state deputies
Hidalgo State deputies
Quintana Roo

Municipalities, state deputies

October
Guerrero

Municipalities, state deputies

November
Coahuila Municipalities, state deputies
Hidalgo Municipalities
México (state)

Municipalities, state deputies

1997
March
Morelos

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Federal elections Chamber of deputies, senate
Distrito Federal Mayor, assemblymen
Campeche Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Colima Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Guanajuato Municipalities, state deputies
Nuevo León Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Queretaro Governor, municipalities, state deputies
San Luis Potosí Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Sonora

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

October
Tabasco Municipalities, state deputies
Veracruz

Municipalities

November
Jalisco

Municipalities, state deputies

1998
May
Yucatán

Municipalities, state deputies

June
Baja California

Municipalities, state deputies

July
Chihuahua Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Durango Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Zacatecas

Governor, municipalities, state deputies

August
Aguascalientes Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Oaxaca Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Veracruz

Governor, state deputies

October
Chiapas

Municipalities, state deputies

November
Michoacán Municipalities, state deputies
Puebla Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Sinaloa Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tamaulipas Governor, municipalities, state deputies
Tlaxcala Governor, municipalities, state deputies