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The date of nomination of candidates and the hours within which candidates shall present their nomination papers to the Returning Officers shall be notified in the Writs of Election (Parliamentary Elections) and Election Instruments (Local Government Elections).
On nomination day every person who wishes to stand as a candidate in the election must tender a correctly completed nomination form to the Returning Officer, during prescribed hours. Any nomination papers tendered outside the prescribed hours shall be rejected.
Produces or causes to be produced to the returning officer an official receipt in the sum of P500.00 in the case of election to the National Assembly or P100.00 in the case of election to a Council;
At the time of delivery of the nomination paper, deposit or cause to be deposited with the Returning Officer the said amounts in cash.