Last updated on 18 Apr 2006
(CHAPTER 240A, SECTION 81)
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY) REGULATIONS
[14th May 1993]
Regulations may be cited as the Presidential Elections (Certificate
of Eligibility) Regulations
these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
means the certificate
referred to in section 8 (1) of the Act;
means the Presidential Elections Committee
established under Article 18 of the Constitution;
means the Secretary of the Committee
appointed under regulation 13.
Information and consultation
Committee may inform itself on any matter in such manner as it thinks
appropriate and may consult with such persons as it thinks fit.
Elections Department to supply information and assistance
Elections Department shall, on request by the Committee, supply
the Committee with all such information, and provide the Committee
with all such assistance as the Committee requires for the purposes
of performing its functions under the Constitution.
Application by person desiring to contest election
person who desires to contest in any election shall, in accordance
with section 8 (1) of the Act, apply to the Committee for a certificate
of eligibility in Form A in the Schedule.
Incomplete applications, etc.
Where an application for a certificate
of eligibility —
is not in Form A in the Schedule; or
is in Form A in the Schedule but —
the Secretary shall without delay inform the applicant that his
application for the certificate of eligibility is unsuccessful.
the form or any part thereof (including Annexes)
is incomplete; or
is not accompanied by a duly completed declaration
at the end,
Issue of certificate of eligibility
certificate of eligibility shall be in Form B in the Schedule.
Upon receipt of any application under
regulation 5, the Committee shall, if it is satisfied that the applicant
is a person of integrity, good character and reputation, or it is
of the opinion that the applicant has such experience and ability
in administering and managing financial affairs as to enable him
to effectively carry out the functions and duties of the office
of President, as soon as practicable and in any case not later than
the day before nomination day, issue to the applicant a certificate
of eligibility containing the relevant certification.
Unsuccessful applicant to be informed
the Committee is —
not satisfied that an applicant is
a person of integrity, good character and reputation; or
of the opinion that an applicant who
desires to contest in an election by virtue of being qualified
under Article 19 (2) (g) (iv) of the Constitution
is not so qualified,
the Secretary shall, as soon as practicable
and in any case not later than the day before nomination day, inform
the applicant accordingly of the Committee’s decision.
Secretary shall without delay notify the applicant of every successful
application for a certificate of eligibility of the Committee’s
decision and the applicant shall collect the certificate from the
Secretary not later than the day before nomination day.
Committee may request applicant to appear
Committee may, if it thinks fit, request an applicant or his referees
to appear before the Committee before determining whether or not
to issue the applicant a certificate of eligibility under regulation
Furnishing of information
Committee may, if it thinks fit, request an applicant to furnish
to the Committee such information as it may require.
Secretary to supply forms
Secretary may supply Form A in the Schedule to any person requiring
it at any time after either of the following dates, whichever is
the date the office of the President
becomes vacant prior to the expiration of the term of office of
the incumbent; or
such date which is 3 months before
the date of expiration of the term of office of the President.
Applications and correspondence with Committee
the purpose of these Regulations, all applications to and correspondence with
the Committee shall be addressed to the chairman of the Committee
and channelled through the Secretary whose office shall be at the
Secretary to Committee
shall be a Secretary to the Committee who shall be a public officer appointed
by the chairman of the Committee.
The Secretary to the Committee shall,
in accordance with such instructions as may be given to him by the
chairman of the Committee, be responsible —
for arranging the business for, and
keeping the minutes of, the meetings of the Committee; and
for conveying the decisions of the
Committee to the appropriate person or authority,
and shall carry out such other functions
and duties as the chairman of the Committee may, from time to time,
assign or direct.
Regulation 6 (1)
[G.N. Nos. S 181/93; S 140/99]