Count down of election 2016: filing begins today

Count down of election 2016: filing begins today

Presidential and parliamentary aspirants will storm the offices of the Electoral Commission across the country today and tomorrow to submit their nomination forms and pay the required amount.

The aspirants are expected to present their nomination forms to the EC, which is the final stage in determining their eligibility to contest the elections.

But some of the aspirants are struggling to raise the required money needed for their nomination to go through.

Count down of election 2016: filing begins today

16 political party, presidential aspirants and seven independent presidential aspirants are expected to file the nominations

In all 16 political party, presidential aspirants and seven independent presidential aspirants are expected to file the nominations Thursday and Friday.

The Electoral Commission is charging GH¢50,000 and GH¢10,000 from presidential and parliamentary candidates respectively before being certified to take part in the December polls.

The money will be returned if candidates garner 25% of valid votes in the case of presidential candidates and 15% for parliamentary candidates.

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