Guidelines For Candidates

  • The intending candidates are requested to keep the following points in view before filling the nomination form or its submission to the Returning Officer of their Constituency:

  • Before filing your nomination paper, please ensure that you are in possession of a certificate issued by a Registration Officer/ District Election Commissioner to the effect that you are enrolled as a voter in any electoral area in the country in case of elections to National Assembly and in any electoral area in the Province in case of election to a Provincial Assembly.

  • Your proposer and seconder are registered as voter in any electoral area of the constituency wherefrom you intend to file nomination paper.

  • You can file maximum 5 nomination papers from one constituency with different proposers and seconders.

  • You must write your correct name in Urdu in the name box given in the nomination form for printing on ballot paper.

  • You must attach attested photocopies of your educational qualification certificates, Computerized National Identity Card, National Tax Number, if any, with nomination paper to facilitate the Returning Officer to scrutinize your nomination paper. Your documents can also be got verified from concerned department/authority by the Returning Officer, if he so desires.

  • Before filing nomination paper you will have to deposit security for contesting election, which is four thousand rupees in case of election to National Assembly and two thousand rupees for Provincial Assembly election. This has to be deposited in any Branch of the State Bank of Pakistan or National Bank of Pakistan or a Government Treasury on Challan Form No 32-A attached with this Booklet.

  • You are required to file your nomination paper before the concerned Returning Officer in person.

  • You as a candidate can incur election expenses to the extent of Rs. 1,500,000/- for National Assembly and Rs.1, 000,000/- for Provincial Assembly.

  • You will have to open an account with any Branch of a scheduled Bank and deposit therein an amount not exceeding amount mentioned above for National or a Provincial Assembly seat for the purpose of election expenses. Account details should be provided to the Returning Officer concerned and also should also be mentioned in the Nomination Form.

  • No transaction towards the election expenses shall be made through an account other than the account opened for the purpose

  • During election campaign you will have to follow strictly the Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates, which have been notified by the Election Commission and which is also available in this Booklet.

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  • You have to file Return of Election Expenses on Form-XVIII with an Affidavit on Form-XIX within ten days after the date of poll, if you get elected, failing which your name will not be notified in the official gazette.

  • You may attach additional sheets with your nomination paper to provide any additional information, if required.

  • Candidates, who are not successful, are required to file their return of election expenses before Returning Officers within 30 days from the date of publication of the names of returned candidates in the official gazette. Prescribed Form is attached herewith.

  • For your information qualifications and disqualifications for being a member of an Assembly as given in Article 62 and Article 63 of the Constitution, are also available in this Booklet.

  • You or your election agent or any other person authorized for scrutiny of nomination papers may attend the scrutiny of the nomination papers along with proposer and seconder.

  • In case of rejection of nomination paper by the Returning Officer on any ground you can file an appeal before the Appellate Tribunal within the dates fixed for the purpose.

  • You may file an appeal against acceptance of Nomination Paper of any other candidate from your constituency.

  • You can appoint a person qualified to be elected as a member of an Assembly as your election agent.

  • You or your election agent may appoint as many polling agents at a polling station as may be the number of polling booths provided at such polling station.

  • After studying the guidelines carefully you may fill the nomination form attached with the booklet.