Preliminary candidate registration for the local elections and parliamentary by-elections slated for June 13th began Tuesday.

The National Election Commission(NEC) started taking preliminary registration from those running for the local elections, which will elect governors, mayors, local councilors and educational superintendents.

At least six parliamentary seats are also up for grabs in the by-elections, which will be held on the same day as the local elections. 

If registered, candidates are allowed to engage in election campaigning on a limited basis until May 31st, when official campaigning is permitted for two weeks before the elections.