Song and video to educate voters

The PNG Electoral Commission for the first time will be using a song and video for its voter awareness campaign for the 2017 National Elections.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato said the music clip will complement the 14 new graphic products which include posters, flyers and booklets that will be distributed to all 22 provinces in the few days.

The theme for awareness campaign officially launch on Wednesday in Port Moresby was ‘Your Choice, Protect Our Democracy’.

“The new strategy uses the faces of our citizens to promote voter participation, which include women and girls and other marginalised groups, emphasise anti-corruption and good governance efforts,” Gamato said.

“Support anti-violence messages and encourage a peaceful and successful national election.”

Meanwhile, the Issue of Writs and Nomination for intending candidates is on April 20. Nomination closes at 4pm on April 27.

There will be 8 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.

Charles Yapumi