The 2018 LLG Elections program is as follows:
Issue of Writs & Nominations Open: Thursday, 26 July, 2018
Close of Nominations: Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
Start of Polling: Monday, 20 August, 2018
End of Polling: Monday, 3 September, 2018
Return of Writs on or before: Monday, 24 September, 2018
In terms of preparations, Gamato said PNGEC has already started preparation work for the conduct of the LLG elections.
“The National Executive Council in December 2015 had approved by way of a Cabinet decision that ward members will elect LLG presidents in their respective legislative assemblies,” clarified Gamato.
“That decision still stands. And unless there’s a change in the decision, PNGEC will conduct one election for the ward members in the 2018 LLG elections using the Limited Preferential Voting (LPV) system.”
(Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato)