EC Explains GH¢100,000 Filing Fee For Presidential Aspirants

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The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe has said charges for filing Presidential and Parliamentary nomination forms are just a deposit and said some may get their money back after the election.

He said any presidential candidate who obtains at least 25 percent of the total valid votes cast and the parliamentary candidate who obtains 12.5 percent of total valid votes cast will get their monies refunded.

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The nomination fee for presidential aspirants is GH¢100,000. This is a 100 percent increase from the GH¢50,000 fee which was paid in 2016.

That of parliamentary aspirants is GH¢10,000, same as what was paid in 2016.

The Electoral Commissioner said candidates who fail to obtain the percentage shall lose their filing fees and that money will be paid to the Consolidated Fund.

The EC has provided a detailed guideline on its website for filling the nomination forms.

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The EC will receive the filled out nomination forms for the presidential and parliamentary aspirants from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2020.

The forms are to be submitted in quadruplicates.

Aspirants are therefore to download their forms from the EC website and submit it as part of measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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In the past, the EC used just two days for the filing of nominations but this year, it has been increased it to five days.

 

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