Showing posts with label 2022 general election. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2022 general election. Show all posts

PNG Elections Ballot Votes Data Indicates a Growing but Worrying Trend in some parts of the Country

We did an analysis of past PNG elections data using the actual ballot votes. The available data obviously shows an increase in the number of voters, which was expected from the elections in 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.


Data visualisation is up for interpretation

In the analysis, PNG Insight uses the raw data (see source discloser in the video descriptions) to produce moving graphs. This data visualisation is up for interpretation, but the two significant findings show that:
  • 1) there is significant growth in the ballot votes as indicated by the number of actual ballots counted; and
  • 2) data from some provinces have shown clear 'abnormalities', read on to find out why.

Data visualisation for PNG's 22 provinces


Expected ballot votes vs data abnormalities 

The data for 1987 and 2007 were excluded from this visualisation. In fact, PNG Electoral Commission has not been able to keep accurate and updated data from all the elections since 1972. 

The lack of and neglect of such important data is a loss. This blog hopes that PNG EC as well as PNG Universities take ownership of this vital data and digitalise all, including the 2022 PNG National Elections data. 

We are lucky to access the PNG Elections Data from the DevPolicy Blog. Though the data needed cleansing, what was available give a good picture of the election results and the behaviour of voters in each province in PNG. 

What PNG Election Data tells you about voters' behaviour 

In this data visualisation, you can see how the voters acted, how they voted and what they'd done prior to the elections.

You can either go through the video above or watch the videos from your regions -see below.

Momase Region Ballot Votes by Year - PNG Elections 1971 - 2017



Highlands Region Ballot Votes by Year - PNG Elections 1971 - 2017



New Guinea Islands Ballot Votes by Year - PNG Elections 1971 - 2017



Southern region Ballot Votes by Year - PNG Elections 1971 - 2017



2022 PNG Elections Data 

Collecting and analysing elections data is an important activity. PNG Electoral Commission must prioritise this activity. 

These historical data are not only for now but also for future planning. Therefore, while the PNG EC is planning the elections, it must also plan how to collect and preserve this vital data.

If you would like to get in touch, email info@pnginsight.com

Join PNG Insight on Youtube and follow us as we bring this year's election analysis as it happens. 

Leave a comment to let us know what you think about this Data Visualisation; and the 2022 election.

PNG MPs Salaries 2010 to 2022: How much is your MP Earning In Gross Pay and Allowance?

Here is a compilation of Papua New Guinea MPs Salaries from 2010 to 2022, calculated. We know from past experiences (2011 & 2016) that PNG MPs normally give themselves massive pay increases before the election. Either that or they somehow conjure some excuse to get ridiculous increases.

(In case, you see any witchcraft happening, here is what you should know.) Take a look at how much each of these MPs is receiving and if they are, actually, worth the money!
  • Prime Minister
  • Speaker
  • DPM
  • Opposition Leader
  • Govt Minister
  • Non-govt MPs
  • Governors
  • Assembly Members

Margin of error

Calculated - these salaries are correct to the nearest 100 kinas, which means that the figures may not be the exact received by all the MPS as some MPs received more, others less.

However, we followed the increases in 2010/11 (see the article links below) and are confident that the GROSS Salaries are accurate to the thousands received annually.

PNG MPs' Salaries

There were several adjustments to make this calculation relevant;
  • first, the figures published in the National Newspaper in December 2010 and the PNG Insight's calculations in 2011 based on those figures;
  • second, the exact Ordinary MPs pay published by Madang MP Bryan Krammer on his Facebook wall in 2017 and
  • third, the recent (2019) leaked Salary Advice Slip for PNG Parliament Speaker.

PNG MPs Allowances

We know that the MPs' salaries to allowances ratio is 31.6 to 68.4 split. They earn an unusually ridiculous allowance. This work EXCLUDES overseas/travel allowances.

On overseas travels, the MPs including the PM get over US$500 per day as their travel duty allowance. Read more about it in the Post Courier article here.

All in all, it gives us an accurate representation of the MPs' salaries. SOURCE LINKS
1) 2010 increases: https://www.thenational.com.pg/mp-reveals-pay/
3) Madang MP Salary, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kramerreportpng/posts/1128916040578034

Additional info
  • Salary to allowance ratio 31.6: 68.4
  • *adjustments 2011, 2017 and 2019 base/gross salaries
What do you think? Leave a comment. See more election data on PNG Insight YouTube Channel

PNG 2022 Election Dates Further Deferred by 1 Week after Death of DPM - adjusted dates (Updated)

Papua New Guineans are expected to go to the polls to elect the 118 (from the previous 111) parliamentarians on the 2nd of July 2022. See the latest dates after the PNG Governor-General signed the Issue of Election Writs on the 12th of May 2022.



2022 PNG Election updates:
  • The 2022 general election begins: PNG Governor-General signed and issued more than 460 writs for all the electorates on the 12th of May 2022.  The election writs are now live.
  • Issue of Election Writs now confirmed to 12th May 2022.
  • Return of writs pegged to the 29th of July 2022.
  • The Polling Period is reduced from 3 weeks to 2 weeks
  • Vote Counting Period was reduced from 3 weeks to 1 week.
  • The polling date for the national election has been moved around from the 25th of June to the 18th of June, then to the 9th of July 2022; and now to the 2nd of July 2022!

2022 PNG Election Adjusted Dates - updated 12th May 2022

New dates after a further delay of nomination by 1 week.
  • Issue of Writs: Thursday 12th May 2022 - DONE ON TIME
                PNG EC WANTS 1 WEEK OF FURTHER DEFERRAL TO NOMINATION TIME
  • Nomination Open: 19th May 2022 (PNG EC requested a further deferral citing the untimely death of the deputy prime minister and his party's preparations)
  • Nomination Close: Thursday 26th May 2022
                  2 WEEKS from the ISSUE OF WRITS
    • Polling starts: Saturday  2nd July 2022 (from the 9th of July)
    • Polling ends: Friday 22nd July 2022 (remains the same)
                        3 WEEKS polling period
    • Counting starts: Saturday 23rd July 2022 (remains the same)
                        1 WEEK COUNTING
    • Return of Writs: On or Before 29th July 2022 (remains the same)

    What dates are changing?

    The GG has forced the EC to conduct the election by signing all the elections writs on the gazetted dates (see below). 

    However, PNG EC adjusted the nominations (opens & close) dates and polling dates. The other dates remain unchanged. What does this mean?
    • Candidates can still nominate after the issue of writs. The electoral commissioner in a press statement (NBC news) said candidates can nominate after the IoW.
    • The further 1-week deferral is to give United Labour Party time to reorganise after the death of the party leader and PNG DPM.
    • The counting period is ONLY 1 week.

    Dates after the 2 weeks deferral

    These are the date sighted and signed before the death of the deputy prime minister. There were changes, as mentioned earlier - highlighted below.

    • Issue of Writs/Nomination Open: Thursday 12th May 2022
    • Nomination Close: Thursday 19th May 2022
    • Polling starts: Saturday  9th July 2022
    • Polling ends: Friday 22nd July 2022
    • Counting start: Saturday 23rd July 2022
    • Return of Writs: On or Before 29th July 2022

    PNG Election 2022 Updates

    The Issue of Writs is on the 12th of May 2022. Intending candidates have 7 days ( 1 week) to make their election nominations. 

    The window of 8 weeks campaign period from the Issue of Writs to the start of polling. 

    Polling will take place over 21 days (3 weeks). 

    The counting of elections is scheduled to take place over a period of 7 days (1 week) from the end of polling to the Return of Writs.

    The 2022 PNG National Election is scheduled to take place from the 12th of May 2022 to the 29th of July 2022.

    Countdown to polling 


    Here is what the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission said about how voting is supposed to happen...

    Useful links: PNG Elections 2022 Updates


    KEYWORDS:
    2022 general election | PNG 2022 Election Updates | PNG Electoral Commission | Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates | Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission

    PNG MPs DSIP Funds Allocated and MPs Salaries 

    How much a PNG MP Gets in DSIP fund and Salary Per Year - 2010 to 2020


    The Ombudsmen Commission has now issued a directive under the Constitution to freeze development and COVID-19 funds (PSIP, DSIP & LLGSIP) to MPs. 

    This was also done before the 2017 elections which saves the country K300 million.

    Children's Education during the election year

    From past experience, we know that many schools will experience interruptions. Students'  education will be disturbed, either the school closes early or by other election-related interruptions. 

    So, help your children do well in mathematics by checking out PNG Insight's Maths Resource website for Teachers & Students and parents.

    If you are a Grade 8, 10 or 12 student or parent, get the FREE Maths Exam Resource and prepare for the exams.

    Archive of changes made by PNG Electoral Commission 

    The tentative dates for the Issue of writs changed due to the deferral by 2 weeks. These are the dates set initially.

    election 2022 dates
    PNG Elections 2022 Info, dates and updates on PNG Insight

    Updates on Provincial Returning Officers here - PNGEC ROs Selection/Name list.

    2022 PNG Election Dates - Tentative 

    • Issue of Writs: Thursday 28 April 2022
    • Nomination Close: Thursday 5 May 2022
    • Polling Period starts: Saturday *18 June 2022
    • Polling Period ends: Friday 8 July 2022
    • Return of Writs: On or Before Friday 29 July 2022

    2017 election dates vs 2022 elections dates

    As compared to the 2017 election dates, and the tentative election dates, the updated 2022 election dates have been deferred by 2 weeks. See the tweet.


    The timing for each activity remains fairly the same.