ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Candidates for President of Kazakhstan may be removed from registration for improper pre-election campaigning, Kazinform correspondent reports.
“It is considered improper to campaign with the provision of goods, services, securities to voters free of charge or on preferential terms, holding lotteries, charity events, paying money, providing various goods, with the exception of the free distribution of printed materials, flags, badges,” the Law “On Elections” explained. in the Republic of Kazakhstan” member of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan Anastasia Shchegortsova.
As another member of the CEC of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sabila Mustafina, noted, each candidate is equally allocated funds from the budget to support his campaigning activities. The targeted spending of funds is also controlled.
The nomination of candidates started today and will last until October 11.
Former Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree on the appointment of early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Elections will be held on November 20. The amount of the election fee for candidates for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan today is 3 million tenge. Each candidate for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan must collect 118 thousand signatures. He should have citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan by birth, higher education, reside in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the last 15 years. Age must be at least 40 years old. The applicant must have an active electoral right, have at least 5 years of experience in the public service or in elective positions, and be fluent in the state language.
You can read about how the elections will be held here.