Prospective candidates are required to submit their nomination papers and certificates to the Returning Officer, in duplicate and in person, at the nomination centre between 11 am and 12 noon, accompanied by their proposers, seconders and at least four assentors.
At the close of the nomination period, where only one candidate (SMC), or one group of candidates (GRC) stands nominated, the Returning Officer will declare at the nomination centre that the candidate or the group of candidates have been elected and will be returned as MP(s). This is also called a walkover.
Where more than one candidate (SMC) or more than one group of candidates (GRC) stand nominated in a particular electoral division, the Returning Officer will adjourn the election to a date where a poll will be taken, i.e. Polling Day.