2019 LLG elections

LLG election nominations open today

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says all 20 provincial electoral officials nationwide will start accepting nominations starting at 4pm.

“Nomination fee is K200 and intending candidates are encouraged to call into any of the designated nomination venues in your respective provinces and districts to nominate and contest,” said Gamato.

“All nomination fees must be paid through any Bank South Pacific (BSP) outlet as no cash payments will be accepted for security reasons.”

Electoral Commission needs support

Early this year, the national government made the decision and asked the Electoral Commission to administer the 2019 LLG elections in partnership with provincial administrations to pool resources, save money and promote provincial ownership of the process.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says though it is an exciting potential partnership, the dilemma is that the Commission has yet to conclude agreements with all the 20 different provincial administrations.