Review into Organic Law on elections begins

The PNG National Research Institute (PNGNRI) and Constitutional Law Reform Commission (CLRC) are conducting a two day seminar on the Organic Law on National and Local Level Government Elections and related laws.

The seminar began on Thursday 20th September in Port Moresby as part of the current nationwide consultation to review the Organic Law.

It allows stakeholders and the general public to give their views and opinions on the review.

PNG NRI Director, Dr, Osborne Sanida, called on participants to contribute meaningfully to the review

The objective of the seminar is to facilitate independent evidence-based views and opinions towards the review of the Organic Law on National and Local Level Government elections in Papua New Guinea.

Four research experts on electoral politics will be presenting under four of the 13 Terms of References (TOR) of the Review.

The four TORs are;

1. Electoral boundaries,

2. Voter registration and electoral rolls,

3. Women and special interest representation in parliament, and

4. Management and conduct of polls.

The first two TOR’s were presented today while Day Two will focus on the latter two.

Cedric Patjole