How AI is being Used in Elections Around the World

"One is to enhance the image of their existing politician that they are endorsing," he told the ABC, "and the second one is to harm the image of the opponent party."

Mr Jadoun mostly uses AI tools to translate and dub content, something that's crucial in a country as linguistically diverse as India.

But recently, he has had to turn down some more controversial requests.

Kabwum Open decision reviewed

Granting a leave to Patrick Basa to review the court decision of 26 May 2023 that declared his election null and void.

Basa, who was declared under special circumstances but ousted in the court of disputed returns in May this year will now file a stay application to set aside the orders of May for a by-election while the review proceeds to trial.

On Monday Justice Canning granted the leave to review the application filed by Kabwum MP Patrick Basa after the National Court declared his election null and void, ordering a by-election for the Kabwun Open Electorate.

Suspect Arrested in Helicopter Shooting

The suspect, identified as Peter Yakos, has also been linked to the brutal killings and destruction of Kompiam Station.

Yakos was taken into custody and charged with five counts of wilful murder and one count of arson.

According to Commissioner of Police David Manning, the probe into the series of crimes that took place during the election has been ongoing, and new evidence has come to light, revealing the potential involvement of senior provincial and national leaders in the area at that time.

NRI support change in electoral administration, elections

The general observation report was presented in the NRI Seminar on Observations on the National Elections. The Report was released on 26th May 2023 and will be followed by proceedings of the 2022 Elections Observations and Bibliography on Elections and finally the Monograph.
The 2022 Observations Report was restricted to the Highlands Provinces as past reports show most problems start in the Highlands and there was need to focus and provide detailed report and recommendations. 

Elections getting worse: Bird

Chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee on the 2022 National General Elections, Allan Bird, said during that time, voters were compliant and voted in good spirit.

But as time went on, PNG’s elections started getting worse and worse. 

In a press conference at the Lae International Hotel on yesterday, Bird, who is also Governor of East Sepik, said during their initial discussions with Police Commissioner David Manning, and PNG Defence Force Commander, Major-General Mark Goina, it was forecasted that the 2027 elections will be worse.

Impacts of Electoral Violence

Transparency International PNG’s (TIPNG) Domestic Election Observation Report 2022 stated that causes of violence included citizens’ dissatisfaction on their ability to vote.

The media also reported an estimated 50-200 people died through election related violence in the country.

A notable incident was the shooting allegedly by security personnel of a woman trying to vote in NCD.

TIPNG says the persistent level of violence calls into question the state’s strategy relating to election security.

Rosso Brushes Aside Critics

When attending PANGU Pati member, John Kaupa’s declaration yesterday, DPM Rosso highlighted that PANGU’s big win was the choice of the people and that the election was not rigged by PANGU as assumed by many.

“PANGU Pati has been given a huge mandate by our people, now Kaupa is our 37th candidate, and so the people of PNG have spoken, many people saying that PANGU Pati rigged the elections but you have seen it yourself?” he asked. 

Difference in 2022 election noted

The two counts fall under the criminal code and summary offences act.
Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Chris Kunyanban, said a complaint was lodged regarding wilful damage that amounted to at least K10,000.
Kunyanban said a vehicle was allegedly damaged during a campaign rally at Eriku Oval by Ps Peter Fabian and his supporters.
“The person who was the victim registered his complaint through normal process – like anybody would do,” he stated.

Lae To Vote On July 4

Morobe Election Manager, Simon Soheke, clarified that the polling date, which was initially set for Tuesday, July 5th, has been brought back to Monday.

“Campaigning will end tomorrow, Friday, July 1st,” he stated.

“By midnight, all political rallies, campaigning using loudhailers and candidates’ gatherings must cease by tomorrow.

“On Saturday and Sunday, we will have an in-depth look at the candidates and on Monday, we’ll go into the polls.”

Head teacher in election-related conflict

Just this month, the Electoral Commissioner revoked the appointment of Esia Batu as Finschhafen’s Returning Officer (RO), and replaced him with the head teacher of Ogeranang Primary School, Kawage Mesere.

Since this month's revocation of Batu, 26 out of the 27 Finschhafen candidates and their supporters have been disputing the change, claiming it to be foul play and in the interest of one of the candidates.

The candidates have been meeting with officials at the Morobe Electoral Commission office since last week to air their grievances.