Presidential candidates of the various political parties are expected to pay GHc50,000 to enable them file their nominations to contest in Ghana’s 2016 elections in December.

This was revealed at an Inter-Party Advisory Commission (IPAC) meeting held today (Thursday) in Accra. The Electoral Commission has also pegged the filing fee for parliamentary candidates at GHc10,000.

Nominations will be opened on Tuesday September 13, 2016, and close on September 28 and 29.

“The Commission will be accepting nominations from Presidential and Parliamentary candidates on 29th and 30th September, 2016. Presidential candidates are required to pay a filing fee of GHS50,000 while Parliamentary candidates are required to pay GHS10,000. Meanwhile the Commission will consider a request made by some of the political parties for the filing fees to be reviewed downward,” a statement from the Electoral Commission added.

The statement also added that as part of efforts towards preparation of the upcoming polls it will give all the political parties “copies of the certified Voters Register by September 23, 2016.”

“Exhibition of the Provisional Voters Register for persons who registered during the CVR, in the prisons, and NHIS registrants will take place on September 9 and 10, 2016 nationwide. Political parties are encouraged to send their agents to observe the exhibition of the voters register at the District Offices of the Commission and the prisons. The Commission would like to urge all registered voters in these categories to visit the District Offices of the EC to confirm their details on the register,” the statement added.