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ODIEC releases timetable for LG election in Ondo

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ONDO STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION, AKURE
KM4 OBA-ILE ROAD AKURE
NOTICE OF ELECTION
IN ACCORANCE WITH SECTION 30 OF ELECTORAL ACT, 2010 (AS AMENDED) AND SCHEDULE 4 PARAGRAPH (1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM, ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION LAW (CAP 87) LAWS OF ONDO STATE (2006)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ELECTION TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL HOLD AS FOLLOWS
CHAIRMAN/VICE CHAIRMAN……………………1st/DEC. 2018
COUNCILLOR…………………………………………….1st/DEC. 2018
TAKE NOTICE THAT THE PLACE OF DELIVERY OF NOMINATION PAPERS FOR THE ELECTIVE OFFICES SHALL BE THE COMMISSION’S HEADQUARTERS, KM4 OBA-ILE ROAD AKURE

TIME-TABLE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

S/N
ACTIVITY
DATE
REMARKS

1.
Issuance of notice of elections by the Commission.
15th August, 2018
Section 30(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 provides for not later than 90 days before the election.

2.
Meeting with Political parties for the release of Electoral Guidelines.
15th August, 2018

3.
Publication of Election Guidelines by the Commission.
15th August, to 6th Sept., 2018

4.
Conduct of Party primaries by the political parties.
28th Aug to 6th Sept., 2018
To enable political parties to democratically nominate candidates as required by section 87 of the Electoral Act, 2010.

5.
Collection of Form CF001 Affidavit/Personal Particulars of candidates and Form CF002 (parties list of candidates) for Chairmanship/Councillorship Election.
Tue. 28th Aug. to Thurs 6th Sept. 2018

6.
Commencement of campaign by political parties.
Thurs. 23rd Aug. 2018
Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 provides 90 days before polling day/Section 60, Ondo State Local Government Law 2006.

7.
Last day for submission of Form CF001 and CF002 at ODIEC. Headquarters for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections.
Mon. 17th Sept. 2018
Section 31(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for not later than 60 days before the election – Paragraph 2(1) Schedule 4, Ondo State Local Government Law 2006.

8.
Publication of Personal Particulars of candidates (CF001) for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections.
Mon. 24th Sept., 2018
Section 31(1) Electoral Act, 2010 provides for 7 days of the receipt of Form CF001-paragraph 2(2), Schedule 4, Ondo State Local Government Law 2006.

9.
Collection of Form EC.4 (Nomination Forms) by Political Parties.
Mon. 24th Sept. to Fri. 28th Sept. 2018

10.
Verification of candidates
Tue. 2nd Oct, 2018

11.
Last day for withdrawal/replacement of candidate(s) by Political Parties for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections.
Tue. 9th Oct. 2018
Section 35 (1) of Electoral Act, 2010 provides not later than 45 days to the election for withdrawal/replacement.

12.
Publication of personal particulars (CF001) of substituted candidate(s) for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections
(if any).
16th Oct. 2018
Section 31 (3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for publication within 7 days of the receipt of Form CF001.

13.
Closing date for the submission of Nomination Forms by Political Parties for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections
Wed. 17th Oct. 2018.

14.
Publication of list of validated candidates for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections.
Thurs. 18th Oct. to Fri. 19th Oct. 2018

15.
Display of Voters Register for the elections at Ward/Collation Centres.
Mon. 22nd Oct. to Thurs 25th Oct. 2018

16.
Publication of Notice of poll for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections.
Tue. 30th Oct. to Fri. 2nd Nov. 2018.
Section 46 of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for not later than 14 days before the election – Paragraph 1 Schedule 4, Ondo State Local Government Law 2006.

17.
Submission of names of Party Agents for Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections to ODIEC.
Tue. 30th Oct. to Thurs. 8th Nov. 2018
Section 45 of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for not later than 14 days before the election – Paragraph 15, Schedule 4, Ondo State Local Government Law 2006.

18.
Pasting of list of ad hoc staff at Area Offices/LG
Fri. 9th Nov. to Thurs. 22nd Nov. 2018

19.
Last day/time for campaign for Chairmanship and Councillorship
Thurs. 29th Nov. 2018
Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 advertisements or broadcasts of campaigns 24 hours prior to the day of election.

20.
Chairmanship and Councillorship Elections in the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State.
Sat. 1st Dec., 2018
Section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides that the date of the elections is to be determined by the Commission (ODIEC).

Wole Ayeni Esq
15/08/2018

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