2018 Local Level Government Elections

Deferral of LLG elections ‘unconstitutional’

“The justification that funds set aside for the conduct of the LLG Election need to be used for settling outstanding allowances to Councilors is deplorable,” said Chairman of TIPNG, Lawrence Stephens.

“It indicates that it is the Government’s view that Constitutional Rights can be violated on the basis of poor fiscal management by state agencies.”

Dates set for LLG elections

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.

2018 LLG elections program announced

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