Biometric System

Electoral Roll Update Launched

PNGEC will be coordinating closely with each provincial administration to carry out essential preparations for the 2022 National General Election.

Acting Electoral Commissioner, Simon Sinai said it is essential to start small scale and that the election management body would be developing and maintaining a photo roll.

Identification cards (IDs) would be issued to eligible voters using their serial numbers once registered. 

Mr Sinai said these efforts are part of the PNGEC’s efforts to establish a working biometric system for future elections in the country.

PNGEC Upgrades Voter ID System

PNGEC will be using the biometric system to update voter details and conduct new enrollments leading up to the 2022 general elections.

The exercise will be coordinated through all 22 provinces by the provincial administrations at the local level government (LLG) and council wards.  

Last year, the biometric system was piloted for voter registration for the Kupiano Ward 5 LLG by-election.

Acting Electoral Commissioner, Simon Sinai acknowledged that the electoral roll may not be perfect before the elections.

Kupiano to pilot biometric project

The Electoral Commission, PNG Civil and Identification Registry, Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs and the Central Provincial Administration will be collaborating in this project.

Sinai said the pilot project is a collaborative effort between the agencies to collect development data.

Voters registration for the Kupiano Ward 5 LLG by-election will be led by PNG Electoral Commission using the biometric system to get voter details and conduct new enrollments.