Election 2020: EC pegs filing fee for President at GHC100,000

Prospective Presidential candidates of the upcoming the 2020 General Election have an amount of GHC 100,000 to pay as requirements for filing fees.

She also announced that Prospective Parliamentary candidates also have an amount of GHC 10,000 to pay as requirements for filing fees.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensah has disclosed that at an engagement with the press on the procedures for the filing of nominations and receipts for the 2020 General.

The Commission has indicated that for the first time in the country's electoral history, presidential and parliamentary aspirants would not physically pick nomination forms from the offices of the EC but would have to download the forms from its website for processing.

She added that per the calendar of events of the elections, filing of nominations will be from 5-10th October 2020 at the EC headquarters.

The guidelines for nominations would be available on the EC's website for political parties and candidates to access. The Commission said the move was part of the safety protocols for curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It said the initiative would also break down the bureaucratic nature of the filing of nominations and make it less cumbersome


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