Nominations for the April 21 presidential elections should be submitted to the State Election Commission (SEC) by March 21 at the latest, whereas the campaign starts on April 1. In order to formalize the presidential nomination, candidates should submit 10,000 citizen signatures or 30 parliamentary signatures.

So far, three candidates, SDSM’s Stevo Pendarovski, VMRO DPMNE’s Gordana Siljanovska Davkova and Blerim Reka from the Albanian opposition have collected the necessary signatures.