Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) has engaged 400 local volunteers as election observers in preparation for this year’s national election.
As a member of the Election Advisory Committee, TIPNG will make recommendations based on reports produced by its observers as to whether the election process was free and fair.
In preparation for the commencement of polling the NGO is pushing its efforts towards building election integrity in order to contribute to strengthening the election process by facilitating workshops targeting its local observers.
TIPNG is rolling out these workshops in selected provinces which cover the roles and responsibilities of polling officials, scrutineers, voters, procedures in polling, opening and closing of polling stations, reporting complaints to presiding officers, and various other topics.
At its most recent workshop, TIPNG was in West New Britain where 24 local election observers took part in the training to be election ready once the campaigning ends.
TIPNG’s election observers join members of the Commonwealth, the Melanesian Spearhead Group and a number of other election observer missions who will be here to oversee PNG’s 2017 National Election.
TIPNG Registers 400 Volunteers To Observe The 2017 National Election
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