Elections nominations fee up by 100%


In the midst of an ongoing court battle between the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the commission has increased candidate deposit fees by 100%.

“Candidates nomination deposit has changed from P500 to P1,000 for National Assembly while nomination for Member of Council has changed from P100 to P200,” the IEC wrote in a notice on their social media pages.

According to the IEC, the fees will be first paid by all those who wish to contest for the Lepokole-Borotsi Polling District by-election who will submit their names for nomination on November 17, 2023, at Borotsi Primary School in Bobonong.

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