Information on elections

On November 20, 2022, Kazakhstan held snap presidential elections. Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan has held seven presidential elections.

Electoral results

Kassym-Jomart: 81.3% , 6,456,392 votes (won re election for a second term)
Jiguli Dairabaev: 3.4%, 271,641 votes
Qaraqat Äbden: 2.60%, 206,206 votes
Meiram Qajyken: 2.53%, 200,907 votes
Nurlan Äuesbaev: 2.22%, 176,116 votes
Saltanat Tursynbekova: 2.12%, 168,731 votes
Against all: 5.80%, 460,484 votes
Source: CEC

About the electoral system

The two-round method is used in Kazakhstan to elect the president. If more than two candidates are on the ballot and no one wins a majority of the votes in the first round, a runoff election must take place between the top two contenders no later than two months following the first round. The Central Poll Commission (CEC) may organize a re-run election no later than two months after the initial vote is held if the presidential election is ruled invalid or has not produced a winner.

Selected articles

Kazakhstan’s Early Presidential Election Lacked Competitiveness and, While Efficiently Prepared, Underlined Need for Further Reforms, Observers Say, 21 November, 2022 (OSCE)

Elections in Kazakhstan: 2022 Early Presidential Elections, (IFES)

Official logo of the elections