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The collection of signatures to nominate candidates for the post of the President of Belarus finishes on 19 June, BelTA has learned.
The collection of signatures kicked off on 21 May. At least 100,000 signatures are required for the candidate to get the right to run for the presidency.
The reliability of signatures will be checked by election commissions within ten days after the submission of signature sheets. From 20 June to 4 July, at the nomination stage, potential candidates submit the documents necessary for registration to the CEC. The registration will be held from 5 to 14 July. The election campaign will start after that.
BelTA reported earlier that the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus scheduled the presidential election for 9 August. According to the timetable, early voting is scheduled for 4-8 August. The Central Election Commission is supposed to sum up results of the election on 19 August at the latest. If the second round of the election is necessary, it will take place within two weeks of the first one, that is on 23 August.