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PLASIEC Announces Date for LG Polls

The Plateau state independent electoral commission, PLASIEC, has announced the date for the conduct of local government elections in State.



The chairman OF PLASIEC, Planji Cishak announced Wednesday 9, October 2024 as the date of the election.


The commission is therefore asking all prospective candidates to obtain nomination forms in respect of the election into the offices of Chairmen and Councilors of the 17 Local Government Councils from the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) Headquarters Jos from Friday, 9th August, 2024 to Tuesday, 13th August, 2024 between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm daily


Commencement of Campaign activities has been scheduled to begin from 12th July, 2024

Collection of Nomination Forms for Candidates by Political Parties is from Friday 9th August, 2024 to Tuesday 13th August, 2024


Below is the full schedule for the LG Polls.

 

NO.

ACTIVITY

DATE

REMARKS

1

a.   Publication of Notice of Election

b.   Release of Election Timetable

c.   Release of Election Guidelines

Wednesday, 10th July, 2024

Section 22 of PLASIEC Law, 2016

2

Commencement of Campaign activities:

Commencement of Campaign by Political Parties

Friday, 12th July, 2024

As determined by the Commission

(See Sections 95-97 of the Electoral Act, 2022)

3

Conduct of Party Primaries including resolution of disputes arising from same and observation of same by the Commission

Monday, 29th July, 2024 to Thursday, 8th August, 2024

As determined by the Commission (See Section 84 of the Electoral Act, 2022)

4

Collection of Nomination Forms for Candidates by Political Parties

Friday 9th August, 2024 to Tuesday 13th August, 2024

Section 23 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

5

Submission of Nomination Forms for Candidates by Political Parties

Wednesday, 14th August, 2024 to Monday, 19th August, 2024

Section 23 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

6

Publication of Personal Particulars of Candidates by the Commission

Wednesday, 21st August, 2024

Section 23(4) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

7

Verification/Screening of Chairmanship Candidates and their Running Mates

Thursday, 22nd August, 2024 to Saturday, 24th August, 2024

Sections 31-32 of the Local Government Law, 2017 and Sections 101-102 of the Electoral Act, 2022

8

Verification and Screening of Councillorship Candidates

Monday, 26th August, 2024 to Friday, 30th August, 2024

Sections 25-26 of the Local Government Law, 2017 and Sections 101-102 of the Electoral Act, 2022

9

Submission of List of Qualified/Cleared Candidates to the Political Parties by PLASIEC

Monday, 2nd September, 2024

Section 26 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

10

Receiving of Appeal Cases by PLASIEC

Wednesday, 4th September, 2024

Sections 25-26 and 31-32 of the Local Government Law, 2017

11

Hearing of Appeal Cases by PLASIEC

Friday, 6th September, 2024

Sections 25-26 and 31-32 of the Local Government Law, 2017

12

Last Day for the Withdrawal by Candidate(s)/Replacement of withdrawn Candidate(s) by Political Parties

Monday, 9th September, 2024

Section 27(2) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

13

Substitution of Withdrawn/Uncleared Candidates by Political Parties

Wednesday, 11th September, 2024

Section 27(2) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

14

Screening of Substituted Candidates by PLASIEC

Friday, 13th September, 2024

Sections 25-26 and 31-32 of the Local Government Law, 2017

15

Collection of Nomination Forms by all Cleared-Substituted Candidates

Monday, 16th September, 2024

Section 27-28 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

16

Submission of Nomination Forms by all Cleared-Substituted Candidates

Wednesday, 18th September, 2024

Section 27-28 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

17

Publication of Final List of Nominated Candidates by the Commission

Saturday, 21st September, 2024

Section 26(1) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

18

Submission of Names and Addresses of Polling Agents by Political Parties to the Commission

Monday, 23rd September, 2024

Section 36(1) of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

19

Publication of Official Register of Voters for the Election by the Commission

Monday 16th September, 2024

Section 10(4) of the Electoral Act

19

Publication of Notice of Poll by the Commission

Monday, 23rd September, 2024

Section 37 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

20

Last day for Campaigns by Political Parties

Monday, 7th October, 2024

(12.00 mid-night)

Sections 94(1) & 96 of the Electoral Act, 2022

21

ELECTION DAY (8.00am-3.00pm)

Wednesday, 9th October, 2024

Section 32 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

22

RUN-OFF/SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION (IF ANY)

Saturday, 12th October, 2024

Section 32 of the PLASIEC Law, 2016

 






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