The dates for French Polynesia's municipal elections have been confirmed as March the 15th and March the 22nd.
They coincide with election dates in mainland France.
The French High Commission in Papeete said voter registration would be open until February the 7th and candidates had until February the 27th to register.
It also said European Union citizens were allowed to vote or run if they were enrolled on the additional list linked to the polls.
Most mayoralties are held by the ruling Tapura Huiraatira party, however the largest council is run by the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira.