Are you a Candidate?


Introduction

For any democratic election to take place, there is a need for candidates to contest elections. The Contestants are referred to as candidates. Candidate nomination is therefore a formal process of endorsing a candidate’s participation in an election. Due process has to be followed. The Returning Officer should draw up a timetable for lodging of nominations.

Qualification of and requirements for candidates

Section 33 of the Electoral Act No. 12 of 2006 stipulates that any person desiring to be a candidate for an election shall file such application with the Returning Officer. For Any Interested Person, the qualification for the different categories are as follows:

PRESIDENTIAL

Qualifications

Requirements

 

PARLIAMENTARY

Qualifications

Requirements

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Qualifications

Requirements