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Nomination fees of Presidential Candidates, Members of Parliament, Members of Local Councils and Village Headmen

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By Statutory Instrument No. 13 of 2012 which came into effect on 10th September 2012, the Electoral Commission in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 166 of the Public Elections Act, 2012 prescribed the under mentioned nomination fees to be paid to the national returning officer in respect of candidates contesting the November 17, 2012 elections:  (Photo: Political parties meet HE President Ernest Bai Koroma)

  • Presidential Candidate
Le 100 million
  • Ordinary Member of Parliament
Le 10 million
  • Paramount Chief Member of Parliament
Le 10 million
  • Chairperson of Local Council
Le 5 million
  • Ordinary Member of Local Council
Le 1 million
  • Village Headman (Western Area)
Le 500,000

Following representation made to His Excellency the President concerning the prescribed fees, a meeting was convened at State House on Thursday 13th September, 2012 which was attended by representatives of Parliament, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and ten political parties – the APC, SLPP, CDP, NDA, PDP, PLP, PMDC, UDM, UNPP and RUFP to discuss the matter.

It was agreed at the meeting that since the new prescribed fees had already been passed into law, the compromise is to revert to the old fees that were paid for the 2007 elections, on the understanding that government will absorb the difference between the old and new fees for candidates representing political parties as a way of promoting democratic elections in Sierra Leone. 

The fees will now be as follows:-

  • Presidential Candidate
Le 1 million
  • Ordinary Member of Parliament
Le 100,000
  • Paramount Chief Member of Parliament
Le 100,000
  • Chairperson of Local Council
Le 100,000
  • Ordinary Member of Local Council
Le 100,000
  • Village Headman (Western Area)
Le 100,000

This agreement will only be applicable for the November 17, 2012 elections.

Office of the President
State House, Freetown
13 September, 2012

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