Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
Nomination of Candidate

 1. Service description

Political parties present their preferred candidates before the Returning Officer for registration to contest elections. The date of nomination of candidates and the hours within which candidates shall present their nomination papers to the Returning Officers shall be notified in the Writs of Election (Parliamentary Elections) and Election Instruments (Local Government Elections).

 2. How do I obtain service?

You must be a Motswana, 18 years and above and registered to vote. 

3.How do I apply for service?

Registration of candidates takes place at the constituency nomination centre for Parliamentary election or polling district nomination centre for the Council election. The prospective candidate and his/her proposer, seconder and seven (7) supporters must present themselves before a Returning Officer at a nomination centre with a completed nomination paper (Form O). The proposer, seconder and supporters must be registered for elections in the area in which the candidate seeks election.

4. Costs involved 

The Service Sum of P500 for the Parlimentary or P100 for the council elections must be paid before nomination. The candidate must produce proof of payment of deposit in the form of a reciept slip from a government revenue office or pay the required amount to the Returning Officer. 

5. Where Can I Get More Information

For more information, visit nomination or call on

toll free number 0800 600 710


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