PLASIEC releases details of 2024 local govt polls, fixes election for Oct 9

Campaigns begin July 12

From Jude Owuamanam, Jos

The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) has announced that local government elections will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2024.

PLASIEC Chairman, Plangji Cishak, outlined the election timetable in a statement released in Jos on Wednesday.

Key dates include:

July 12: Collection of nomination forms by candidates and commencement of political party campaigns.
July 29 – August 8: Conduct of primary elections by political parties.
August 9 – 13: Submission of completed nomination forms by candidates.
August 21: Publication of candidates’ particulars.
August 22 – 24: Verification and screening of chairmanship and vice-chairmanship candidates.
September 2: Submission of the final list of cleared candidates.
September 4: Deadline for candidate appeals.
October 7 (Midnight): Campaigning ends.
October 9: Local Government Elections.
October 12: Potential run-off elections.

The commission called on all political parties and stakeholders to cooperate and ensure free, fair, credible, and transparent elections.

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