(1) In every uninominal college, each electoral competitor may have only a single nomination for election.
(2) A candidate may represent a single electoral competitor within one single uninominal college.
(3) The nominations of candidates shall be filed at the electoral bureaux of constituencies, which operate at the very level of candidates’ election, 40 days before the election day, at the latest.
(4) The candidature put forward by the organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities, under the terms of article 9 (11) shall be filed at the Central Electoral Bureau.
(5) On filing the candidatures, each political party, political alliance, electoral alliance, organisation of citizens belonging to national minorities, independent candidate shall produce a deposit receipt for the deposit created and paid into the account of the Permanent Electoral Authority amounting to 5 minimum gross salaries in Romania for each candidate.
(6) The Permanent Electoral Authority shall open depository accounts for the candidates to the office of Deputy or Senator.
(7) The deposit shall be reimbursed within 14 black-letter days of the date of the final declaration of the election results organised in the constituency only to the political parties, political alliances, electoral alliances, organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities that have totalised a minimum of 2% votes out of the votes validly cast at the national level. The deposit shall also be reimbursed to the organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities, other than the ones that have reached the electoral threshold, that obtain a deputy mandate from the organisations thereof under the terms of the present title. At the same time, the deposit shall be reimbursed to the independent candidates who have obtained a minimum of 20% votes out of the votes validly cast in the uninominal college where they stood as candidates. The amounts of money which are not to be reimbursed shall go to the state budget.
(7-1) The Permanent Electoral Authority shall, by decision, set rules on the creation and reimbursement of deposits.
(8) The nominations of candidates shall be put forward in writing, in 4 copies, by the political parties, political alliances, electoral alliances, organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities that participate in the elections, pursuant to the present title, with signatures of their leaders or of the persons designated to sign for, and on a basis of the supporters’ list in the case of independent candidates.
(9) The nominations of candidates shall be signed by the leaders of each party in the alliance in the case of political alliances and electoral alliances.
(10) The nominations for election shall include the constituency and the uninominal college for which the candidate stands, full name, personal numerical code, domicile, place and date of birth, occupation, profession, and in the case of political or electoral alliances the party that put forward their nomination. Independent candidatures for political parties, political or electoral alliances shall not be allowed.
(11) The nominations of candidates shall be filed together with the declaration of candidature acceptance, signed and dated by candidates, as well as with the capital and conflict of interest statements of each candidate.
(12) The declaration of candidature acceptance shall mention the constituency and the uninominal college for which the candidate stands, full name, personal numerical code, political party or alliance that nominated him/her, profession, occupation, and political affiliation, his/her express acceptance to stand as a candidate for the respective office, as well as the specification that he/she meets the conditions stipulated by law for standing as a candidate.
(13) All the candidates born before 1 January 1976 shall make a statement on their own account, in accordance with the penal law, regarding their affiliation or non-affiliation to the security forces as political police.
(14) A person cannot accept to stand as a candidate for more than one single constituency, or for more than one single uninominal college within such constituency, except for the persons who stand as candidates on behalf of the organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities in accordance with article 9 (11).
(15) The persons who do not meet the conditions to be elected provided for in article 37 in the Romanian Constitution, republished, cannot stand as candidates.
(16) The higher public servants shall be entitled to stand as candidates in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate on condition their service obligations have stopped at the time of filing their candidature, under the terms of law. By derogation from the provisions of article 34 (3) of Law no. 188/1999 on the Statute of Public Servants, republished, the higher public servants are allowed to stand as candidates in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate if they suspend themselves from the public position occupied during the electoral campaign.