Candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus are be nominated by citizens of the Republic of Belarus provided the signatures of not less than 100 thousand voters have been collected.
Nomination of candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus starts 80 days and ends 50 days prior to the elections.
The right to nominate candidates for deputies belongs to political parties registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus not later than six months before the appointment of election, labour groups as well as citizens by way of gathering signatures.
Nomination of candidates for deputies begins 70 days and ends 40 days prior to the elections.
A citizen may be nominated as candidate for deputy of the House of Representatives only in one electoral circuit, and as candidate for deputy of the local Council of Deputies - in one electoral circuit on elections to the local Councils of deputies of the respective territorial level.
Nominated as candidates for deputies of local Councils of Deputies may be citizens residing or working in the territory of the respective local Council of Deputies as well as those working in organizations located in the territory of another local Council of Deputies but connected with the satisfaction of needs of the population and social development of the given local Council of Deputies.
Nominated as candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus or for deputies may not be citizens who have no right, in conformity with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus, to occupy offices in the state bodies and other state organizations in connection with their conviction.