Nomination period for candidates now open

Electoral Commission Chairperson Suresh Chandra. Picture: FT FILE/JOVESA NAISUA

THE nomination period for the receipt of nomination of candidates for the 2018 general election is now open.

Electoral Commission chairperson Suresh Chandra while making the announcement this morning said the nomination period will end on October 15.

He said there would be two types of nomination forms for the election.

“Form one [1] is for independent candidate nominations and Form two [2] is for political party candidate nominations. Both of these forms can be accessed from the Fijian Elections Office website,” Chandra said.

“Nomination forms are to be accompanied with deposits of $1000 for each party candidate and $1000 for each independent candidate.”

Mr Chandra said those who wish to register their nomination as an independent candidate must also present a list of 1000 supporters in the approved form along with their nomination form.

He added that candidates, who wish to withdraw his or her nomination form, can do so by providing a written notice to the Supervisor of Elections no later than 12pm on October 16, 2018.

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