NOMINATIONS of candidates to contest during the upcoming national General Elections this year is now open.
Chief Electoral officer Mose Saitala confirmed to the local media, Tuesday.
The 14-day candidate nomination period also commences tomorrow (today) as stipulated in the Electoral Act, section 59 (a)(b).
Saitala said intending candidates must file their nominations with Returning Officers of the constituency they want to contest in, no later than 4pm, February 19th 2019.
He reminded intending candidates to adhere to nomination requirements to avoid disqualification.
“A candidate must be nominated by 3 registered voters who are registered and reside in the constituency where the candidate wants to stand, must be a registered voter for the constituency he/she intends to run for, must pay a none-refundable nomination fee of$5,000, must resign from his/her job if he/she is a public servant, must not be involved in any work in relation to the conduct of voter registration within the last 12 months and must file his/her nomination with the constituency Returning Officer before close of the nomination period,” Mr Saitala explained.
By LESLEY SANGA