EC set to launch election awareness campaign

The PNG Electoral Commission will officially launch its Election Awareness Campaign for the 2017 National Elections in Port Moresby on Wednesday.

The theme of the event is “Be informed to make good choices during election”.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato will officially launch the awareness campaign with Chief Secretary to Government Isaac Lupari.

Lupari is also the chairman of the Inter-Departmental Election Committee (IDEC).

PNGEC advised that much of the awareness songs, video and posters will be concentrated in creating awareness in the Highlands Region because of the voting culture in the country’s populous region.

Meanwhile, the Issue of Writs and Nomination for intending candidates is on April 20.

Nomination closes at 4pm on April 27.

There will be eight weeks campaign period from April 20 – June 23. 

Polling will run from June 24 – July 8.   

Return of Writs of the election must be before July 24.


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Charles Yapumi