What are the formalities to fill a nomination form?

  • A form of nomination paper – Form 2A for Lok Sabha and Form 2B for Leg. Assembly.
  • To be presented before RO/ specified ARO only.
  • Can only be filed at the place mentioned in the public notice.
  • Can be filed only between 11 AM and 3 PM during the period for filing as per schedule notified by ECI u/s 30 of RP Act, 51.
  • Nomination can be filed only by the candidate or any of the proposers.
  • Cannot be sent by post or filed through any other person.
  • To be filed only at the prescribed place(s).
  • Nomination to be signed by the candidate and the prescribed number of proposers.
  • Can not be filed on a public holiday.
  • For reserved constituencies, candidates have to give a declaration specifying the caste/tribe to which he/she belongs. Such caste/tribe should be included in the list of SC/ST in that State [Sec.33 (2)].
  • It is desirable to obtain a certificate to prove SC/ST status.
  • The certificate should be of a reasonably recent date.

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