Here are the qualifications and requirements for candidates to contest 2018 elections

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Today, the president proclaimed the dates for the elections. The Nomination Day is 14 June 2018.

Below are the Nomination requirements as published by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Registration of Independent / Party Candidates
1. Presidential Candidate Qualifications
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be a registered voter
Be 40 year or older
Be Nominated by not fewer than 10 voters who are on the voters roll in each Province (100)
$1000 is required at Nomination Court for registration ( subject to change)

2. National Assembly Candidate (Constituency) Qualifications
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be a registered voter
Be 21 years or older
Be Nominated by not fewer than 5 voters who are on the voters roll of that Constituency
$50 is required at Nomination Court for registration (subject to change)

3. Councilor (Ward) Qualifications
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be a registered voter & you must be on the Ward voters roll for the council concerned.
Be 21 years or older
Be Nominated by not fewer than 5 voters who are on the voters’ roll of that Ward.
NO Nomination FEE is required for registration (subject to change)

4. Senator Qualifications
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be a registered voter
Be 40 years or older
5. National Assembly Part List Seat- Candidates Qualifications
The political party contesting in the National Assembly to submit a list of 6 Women Candidates.
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be registered as a voter in the province in which that person is standing
Be 21 years or older

6. Provincial Council Party-List Seat Candidate on Non-Metropolitan Provinces Qualifications
The political party contesting in the National Assembly to submit a list of 10 women candidates.
Be a citizen of Zimbabwe
Be registered as a voter in the province in which that person is standing
Be 21 years or older

Requirements
National Registration Certificate (National Identity)
Birth Certificate
Copies of National Registration Certificate & Birth Certificate
Married women to bring their Marriage Certificates
Two (2) passport size photographs
Two (2) copies of the code of conduct for political parties.
Nomination fees as already been stated.

NB: IN ANY CASE, THE NOMINATION FORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE CANDIDATE OR HIS/HER CHIEF ELECTION AGENT OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

– Elections.co.zw


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