0912 Early submission of candidate bio data an administrative matter

Advance notice to intending candidates for the 2017 National Elections to submit their bio data and passport-sized photos to generate candidate posters for polling booths is an administrative matter for the Electoral Commission as part of its preparations. Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato was responding to a letter from Leader of the Opposition Don Polye on the issue.

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0512 NCD residents urged to visit enrolment locations

Eligible voters in NCD have been strongly urged to be responsible for their own enrolment by visiting their nearest enrolment location to check their names and details roll and enroll if they are not registered. A total of 271 enrolment locations have been confirmed in three NCD Open electorates – Moresby North East, Moresby North West and Moresby South.

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3011 Voter registration in National Capital District begins

Enrollment of eligible voters in the National Capital District in preparation for the 2017 national election officially commenced today. More than 800 enrolment agents will be out in the 12 wards in the capital city to update the NCD Roll for the next 14 days. City residents are to look out for enrolment teams who will be visiting their areas during this period of time to check their names and details on the Roll and register.

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1611 K20,000 to file election petitions after 2017 polls

Aggrieved candidates after the conduct of the 2017 national elections will have to dig deeper into their pockets to file their elections petitions in the Court of Disputed Returns to challenge the election outcomes of winning candidates. This follows the increase in filing fees for election petitions from the current K5000 to K20,000 approved by the National Executive Council.

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1611 First Anniversary today for Gamato as Electoral Commissioner

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato today quietly celebrated his first anniversary since his appointment as Electoral Commissioner of Papua New Guinea 12 months ago. Members of the senior management team and advisers from PNGEC's international partners were invited to join Mr. Gamato to for the quiet celebration at his conference room.

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1411 National Logistics Plan put in place for 2017 natel

PNG Electoral Commission is currently putting in place a national logistics plan and procurement management process for the 2017 elections with the assistance of Australian DFAT and New Zealand DFAT. It is going to be the master plan for the procurement and distribution of election materials across the country during the elections.

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