New website for PNG election results

With elections around the corner, the PNG Electoral Results Database website gives ordinary Papua New Guineans a chance to have access to election results.

The website, an initiative by Dr Terence Wood, a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, was simultaneously launched with UPNG’s new master’s program yesterday, at the UPNG Waigani campus.

It is an open access resource that compiles PNG election results from the past four decades and contains an interactive tool that allows the user to browse and analyse election results and trends.

The website also includes an interactive map that illustrates the boundaries of provincial and open electorate across PNG and allows for downloadable datasets for results.

The successful staging of the launch was made possible with the support of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, a joint initiative of the governments of PNG and Australia, under both countries’ mission to develop capable and ethical leaders in the country.

The PNG Electoral Results Database is available at:

(Voting in 2012. Picture: The Conversation)



Fiona Silo