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How to become a candidate

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Required form

An elector who wishes to run as an independent candidate or as a candidate of a political party must obtain a nomination form at the office of the returning officer of the electoral division in which he wishes to run for election.

Signatures and addresses

The nomination paper must include, among other things, the surname and given name, signature and domiciliary address of at least 100 electors entered on the list of electors of the division in which the elector wishes to run for election. It should be pointed out that the signatures are checked only on the basis of the list of electors produced at the time the writ is issued.

Period for submitting nomination papers

The period during which the future candidate can file his duly completed nomination paper along with the appropriate documents at the office of the returning officer begins on the second day after the issue of the writ and ends on the sixteenth day before polling day.