By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato last Friday announced the dates for the 2017 National election and Local Level Government Election.
Both elections will be held concurrently.
The theme of the elections is 'Your Choice, Protect the Democracy - Election 2017'.
The Governor General approved the dates as per the Electoral Commissioner's recommendations.
The Issue of Writs and Nomination will open on Thursday, 20th April, 2017. Nominations close 27th April, with polling to start on June 24th and end on July 8th.
Return of Writs is on or before July 24th. For the LLG Election, the return of Writs is August 7th.
Commissioner Gamato said the nomination period is seven days, from April 20 to 27, campaigning eight weeks from 20th April to July 8th and the polling period is 14 days, from June 24th to July 8th.
The Electoral Commissioner by law, both National and LLG elections can be run concurrently.