Dates set for LLG elections

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato has confirmed the final dates for the conduct of the 2018 Local Level Government elections nationwide.

He said the Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Kevin Isifu, has approved the final dates and this announcement supersedes his previous announcements.

Gamato announced that the issuing of writs will be on Thursday August 30, 2018, indicating the start of nominations.

Nomination will close on Thursday September 6 with polling commencing on Saturday, September 29, ending Saturday, October 13.

The return of writs is scheduled on or before November 2, 2018.

He clarified that there will be one election for ward members or councilors only, while LLG presidents will be elected by ward members in their respective LLG assemblies.

(Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato)

Charmaine Poriambep