2020 Elections: Electoral Commission (EC) pegs presidential filing fee at GH¢100,000

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has opened up the nominations for parliamentary and presidential candidates ahead of the 2020 general elections.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has declared that Presidential candidates for the upcoming 2020 elections are required to pay an amount of GH¢100,000 as filing fees to enable them to partake in the elections.

The EC also set aside a filing fee of GH¢10,000 for that of Parliamentary candidates which is to be paid through a banker’s draft.

The Chairperson of the EC, speaking at a press briefing in Accra on Monday September 14, 2020, explained that candidates are expected to access their nomination forms online effective, September 14, 2020 at 6:00pm.

According to Jean Mensa, the cost of forms for Presidential aspirants is ¢100,000 while parliamentary aspirants are required to pay ¢10,000.

The EC also declared a five-day period for candidates or representatives of political parties to present their nomination forms from October 5-9, 2020.

Jean Mensa explained that to ensure security and integrity of the nomination process, each political party will be provided with a unique password to enable them access the password-protected nomination forms.

“This will be made available via their political party name folder on the portal and the password will be provided to the General Secretaries of the political parties,” Jean Mensa said.

She added that Independent candidates will also be issued with unique passwords.

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