The five women are contesting the three open seats while the regional seat is being vied for by nine men.
In Central Bougainville, two women, running as independents, are pitted against 19 men. They are Gloria Terikian and Lynette Ona.
Another two are going up against 29 men for the North Bougainville seat. Rachel Konaka is running as an independent while Elizabeth Burain is contesting under the People’s Progress Party (PPP) banner.