Registration of a Candidate.
The relevant election commission should make a grounded decision on registration or non-registration of the candidate after receiving of signature sheets and other required documents for the registration of candidate within a 10 days period. If the registered candidate is nominated by a political party or block of political parties, the relevant election commission shall mention in the registration report, that the candidate is nominated by the relevant political party, block of political parties. The registration date and time shall be indicated in decision of registration or refusal of registration.
The relevant election commission shall have to submit the copy of the decision on registration of a candidate after acceptance of decision within 1 day to the candidate, authorized representatives of political parties or block of political parties that nominated the candidate, and if there is a refusal of registration, then the reasons should also be clarified.
The following can be the reasons for the refusal:
60.2.1 Violation of the rules for collecting signatures determined by this Code;
Incorrect formalizing and lack of documents mentioned in Articles 57 and 58 of this Code.
If information submitted by the candidates, political party or blocks of political parties according to Articles 57 and 58 of this Code, is not correct;
If number of submitted valid (proper) signatures of voters presented in support of a candidate is less than required;
If the rules for the creation of election funds of candidate, political party, block of political parties and expenditure rule of relevant election fund have been violated (such grounds can be implemented only if a warning has been made before with regard to such violation and a penalty is imposed);
Violation of the requirements of Article 55 of this Code by the authorized representatives of political party, block of political parties as well as by candidate, political parties or block of political parties (such grounds can be implemented only if a warning has been made before with regard to such violation and a penalty is imposed – such violation does not impose any other liability).
When the cases indicated in Article 60.2 of this Code, are taken as a basis for adoption of a decision on refusal from registration, the decision should be proportional to the made mistake (shortcoming, violation).
Due to reasons provided for in Articles 60.2.2. and 60.2.4. of this Code, if the mistakes and errors can be eliminated through corrections made by the authorized representative of a candidate, political party or block of political parties, then the relevant election commission notifies the authorized representative of a candidate, political party or block of political parties about it within the period of 24 hours, and after such correction is made, registers the candidate.
If a candidate is not registered, the managing body of a political party (block of political parties) that nominated the candidate can apply to the relevant election commission within 3 days after receipt of a copy of the refusal on registration a candidate for registration, provided for non-return of the registration deposit. In such case, the relevant election commission registers the candidate within 2 days. In all other cases, the registration deposit shall be returned to the relevant candidate, the political party or block of political parties that nominated a candidate within 3 days after the election commissions makes decision on registration or refusal of registration. If the candidate is elected as President, deputy to the Milli Majlis, President or a municipal councillor, or collects at least 3% of votes the registration deposit shall be returned by the relevant election commission to the nominated person, within 3 days after the election outcomes are officially published.
If the cases of legal violation subject to criminal and administrative liabilities have been established in actions of the candidate, the election commission shall transfer the relevant document and materials to law enforcement bodies to investigate the case and institute proceedings against these persons being guilty on violation of this Code.
A card of registration shall be issued to each registered candidate. Relevant election commissions inform mass media about registered candidates in a relevant constituency, within 48 hours after registration. The Election Commissions shall display the information about registered candidates on notice boards, indicated in the Article 98.3 of this Code, in the rooms of election commission at least 15 days prior to the Election Day. The information about cancelling of registration of the candidate shall be displayed in the same manner.