Showing posts with label PNG 2022 Election Updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PNG 2022 Election Updates. Show all posts

Where to get PNG Electoral Roll 2022?

Updating the electoral common roll was (and is still) a challenging task the electoral commission has had to endure. Leaving it until the last minute is going to make things difficult. The 2022 electoral common roll update began late in September 2021.

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The 2017 electoral common roll was the worst in PNG's election history. 

Roll inflation and ghost names have marred the last election. 

But, is PNG looking forward to a free and fair election in 2022?

png electoral roll search 2022

2022 national general election electoral common roll updates

Since 2019, NGOs and political commentators suggested the 2022 electoral roll update be done swiftly. However, the preparations for the roll update were delayed to September 2021 and work began in December 2021. 

The PNG electoral commission said that they are ready, but this was the same thing they said in 2017. Yet in some parts of the Highlands region, the electoral roll was inflated to over 70% of the population.

The 2017 electoral roll update was the worst in PNG's election history because it was riddled with ghost names and names of children under the age of 18. 

The recent by-election for Port Moresby North-west had the same problem where some residents do not have their names on the common roll. 

One observer wrote...

Some frustrations from voters whose names were not on the electoral roll but otherwise an orderly process at the polling stations I visited in Hohola and Waigani this morning. [Keith Scott @KeithScottFCDO, Twitter]

2022 electoral roll updates & validation

What is needed is not only an electoral roll update - but an update and validation. So that everyone living and residing in the electoral is accounted for. 

This can be done. The electoral commission does not need an additional K112 million to do that. It can do this within its budgetary allocation.

Get a competent team to do it.

PNG electoral roll search 2022

PNG Electoral Commission Electoral Roll 2022 should be ready. Yet, there's no clear indication of where to get the latest (updated) roll. Here is what you can do to get the 2022 updated electoral roll.

The EC is the right place to check if you are an intending candidate wanting to know your electoral voting population. Talk to the provincial returning officer (PRO) and district returning officer (DRO). They are representatives of the electoral commission - the right people to get the updated list from.

Alternatively, you can also check the 2017 electoral (common) roll at the PNG EC website - follow this link >>

PNG roll lookup 2022 app

Smartphone users can download the PNG Roll Lookup 2022 on Google play.

  • Go to the Google play store
  • Search for "PNG Roll Lookup 2022"
  • Install the app and search for your name.

PNG Roll Lookup 2022 app

Rush roll updates and no validation affect free and fair elections

As mentioned, any new government formed after the election has to make the electoral roll update its number 1 priority. 

This is will pave the way for a free and fair election in the future. 

Preparing for the Future: Why Papua New Guinea Needs to Start Planning for the 2027 Elections Now

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country that has undergone significant political and social changes over the years. The country has had its fair share of challenges, including political instability, economic struggles, and social issues. 

However, despite these challenges, the people of PNG have always remained resilient and determined to build a better future for their country.

The next general election in PNG is scheduled for 2027, and it presents an opportunity for the country to take a step towards a better future. To achieve this, PNG needs to start preparing now.

Why PNG Needs to Start Planning for the 2027 Elections Now

The 2027 general election in PNG is only a few years away, and it will be a critical moment for the country's future. This election will determine the next government that will lead PNG for the next five years, and it will have a significant impact on the country's development.

Preparing for the 2027 election involves more than just setting up polling stations and conducting a vote count. 

It requires a comprehensive strategy that involves ensuring voter education, conducting fair and transparent elections, and ensuring that the election results are accepted by all stakeholders.

The Importance of Voter Education

Voter education is a critical aspect of any election. In PNG, many people live in remote areas with limited access to information, and they may not understand the importance of voting or how to vote. 

Voter education programs can help to address this problem by providing information on the voting process, the candidates, and their policies.

Conducting Fair and Transparent Elections

Ensuring that the elections are conducted fairly and transparently is also crucial. This involves ensuring that the electoral process is
  • free from fraud, intimidation, or violence, and 
  • that the results accurately reflect the will of the people. 

Transparency is vital for building trust in the electoral process and ensuring that the election results are accepted by all stakeholders.

Accepting Election Results

Accepting the election results is essential for maintaining stability and avoiding conflicts that could arise from disputed elections. It is critical that all stakeholders accept the results of the election and work together to move the country forward.


Preparing for the 2027 general election in PNG is vital for the country's future. It requires a comprehensive strategy that involves voter education, fair and transparent elections, and acceptance of the election results by all stakeholders. 

The government, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders must work together to ensure that PNG is well-prepared for the 2027 general election. 

By doing so, PNG can take a significant step towards a better future.

2027 PNG National General Elections: Tracking the Progress

The 2022 PNG National General Elections saw unprecedented confusion and chaos, indicating a total lack of preparation and incompetency in running a national election. Here are the updates on the 2027 PNG National General Elections based on the 2022 election dates.

Fixed Dates for the 2027 Elections

Section 105 of the Constitution provides for the fixed dates for the national elections to be held within three months of the 5th anniversary of the date fixed for the return of writs.

As the 2022 elections had their writs returned on the 29th of July, the 2027 elections should take place within three months of this date. 

Therefore, the fixed date for the 2027 PNG National General Elections will be the 29th of October 2027.

Preparations for the 2027 Elections

The 2022 PNG National General Elections were marked by confusion and chaos, highlighting the need for better preparation and planning for the 2027 elections. 

The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNG EC) must ensure timely preparations to avoid any delays, postponements, or unconstitutional actions.

Counting Updates

The counting of votes is a critical part of the electoral process, and the PNG EC must ensure that the counting is done efficiently and accurately. 

It is expected that the PNG EC will provide regular updates on the counting process, just as it did during the 2022 elections.

Polling Updates

The polling process needs significant improvements to avoid confusion and chaos in the 2027 elections. 

The PNG EC must ensure that all polling materials and personnel are ready before the polling date. 

In addition, the PNG EC should provide timely updates and communicate effectively with the public on any changes to the polling dates or locations.


The 2022 PNG National General Elections were marred by confusion and chaos, highlighting the need for better preparation, planning, and execution for the 2027 elections. 

The PNG EC must ensure that the electoral process is transparent, efficient, and constitutional, to uphold the integrity of the elections and democracy in Papua New Guinea.

10 FAQs - PNG Elections 2022

When were the PNG national general elections held in 2022?
Answer: The PNG national general elections were held on July 4, 2022.

Was the 2022 PNG national general election successful?
Answer: The 2022 PNG national general election was marred by confusion and chaos in many parts of the country, indicating a total lack of preparation and incompetency in the running of the election.

How many parliamentarians were elected in the 2022 PNG national general election?
Answer: 118 parliamentarians were elected in the 2022 PNG national general election, up from 111 in the previous election.

What was the date for the Return of Writs in the 2022 PNG national general election?
Answer: The original date for the Return of Writs was July 29, 2022, but it was later deferred by two weeks to August 14, 2022, which was deemed unconstitutional by some.

Who won the most seats in the 2022 PNG national general election?
Answer: Pangu Pati, led by James Marape, won the most seats in the 2022 PNG national general election with 9 declared candidates.

When will the next PNG national general election be held after the 2022 election?
Answer: The next PNG national general election is scheduled to be held in 2027.

What is the constitutional provision for the dates of national elections in PNG?
Answer: Section 105 of the Constitution provides for the fixed dates for the national elections to be held within 3 months of the 5th anniversary of the date fixed for the return of writs from the previous elections.

When is the fixed date for the return of writs for the 2027 PNG national general election?
Answer: The fixed date for the return of writs for the 2027 PNG national general election will be 5 years after the date fixed for the return of writs from the 2022 election.

How many winning candidates were declared in the 2022 PNG national general election as of July 25, 2022?
Answer: 24 winning candidates were declared in the 2022 PNG national general election as of July 25, 2022.

When will counting for the 2022 PNG national general election be completed?
Answer: Counting for the 2022 PNG national general election is expected to be completed by July 28, 2022, with the Return of Writs scheduled for July 29, 2022.

PNG Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates (and MPs) Is A Failed Political Reform

Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress has the highest number of MPs (27) followed by Independent MPs (14); Don Polye's  Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party has 12 MPs; Patrick Pruaitch's National Alliance Party has 8 MPs; United Resources Party and Papua New Guinea Party has 7 MPs each. 

2022 election results

It is important to note that the list contained parties and names of MPs who contested under party banners. Many of the MPs who won under sponsored political parties like THE party have jumped ships. 

Others have joined government or defected to opposition and middle bench or scattered at the backbench, caught between party politics.

The three convicted MPs are from PNG Party (Francis Potape), PNC party (Havila Kavo) and PUA party (Paul Tiensten). PNG party has also lost Daniel Mona.

THE party leader, Don Polye, is the Opposition leader. His party deputy leader, Leo Dion, is the Deputy Prime Minister. How can a party leader be the leader of the Opposition while his deputy is the Deputy Prime Minister in the government on the other side of the house? 

This simply shows that party politics is fragile and pragmatic with no control measures to strengthen political parties. There is, now, a total collapse in the system and structure of political parties which is a cause for concern. 

The Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates (OLIPPAC; passed in 2001) has failed. Stability within the party is non-existent. Unless political parties are strengthened, Independent MPs and smaller parties can do whatever they want on impulse.

           Name                             Political Party                                      Number of Members  

1         Joseph Lelang               Coalition for Reform Party                               
2         Sasindran Muthuvel       Coalition for Reform Party                               
3         Komun Joe Koim           Independent                                                     
4         Kila Haoda                     Independent                                                     
5         Noah Kool                      Independent                                                     
6         Ron Ganarafo                Independent                                                     
7         Bire Kimisopa                Independent                                                     
8         Robert Atiyafa                Independent                                                     
9         James Lagea                 Independent                                                     
10       Johnson Tuke                Independent                                                     
11       Camillus Bongoro          Independent                                                     
12       Nixon Mangape             Independent                                                     
13       De Kewanu                    Independent                                                     
14       Kelly Naru                      Independent                                                     
15       Solan Mirisim                 Independent                                                     
16       Richard Maru                 Independent                                                     
17       Loujaya Toni                  Indigenous People's Party                               
18       Malakai Tabar                Melanesian Liberal Party                                 
19       Dr Allan Marat                Melanesian Liberal Party                                 
20       Patrick Pruaitch             National Alliance Party                                     
21       Salio Waipo [2]              National Alliance Party                                     
22       John Hickey                   National Alliance Party                                     
23       Sir Michael Somare       National Alliance Party                                     
24       John Simon                    National Alliance Party                                     
25       Joe Sungi                       National Alliance Party                                     
26       Kerenga Kua                  National Alliance Party                                     
27       Jim Simatab                   National Alliance Party                                     
28       William Tongkamp         New Generation Party                                     
29       Ronnie Knight                New Generation Party                                     
30       Sir Puka Temu               Our Development Party                                   
31       Richard Mendani           Papua New Guinea Country Party                   
32       Jeffrey Kuave                 Papua New Guinea Country Party                   
33       Sam Basil                      Papua and New Guinea United Party (PANGU)      
34       Daniel Mona (Deceased)Papua New Guinea Party                                
35       Lukas Dekena                Papua New Guinea Party                                
36       Ross Seymour               Papua New Guinea Party                                
37       Francis Potape(Convicted)  Papua New Guinea Party                                
38       Jim Kas                          Papua New Guinea Party                                
39       Francis Marus                Papua New Guinea Party                                
40       Belden Namah               Papua New Guinea Party                                
41       Tommy Tomscoll           People's Democratic Movement                      
42       Paias Wingti                   People's Democratic Movement                      
43       Labi Amaiu                     People's Movement For Change Party            
44       Garry Juffa                     People's Movement For Change Party            
45       Charles Abel                  People's National Congress                             
46       Koi Trape                       People's National Congress                             
47       Jim Miringtoro                People's National Congress                             
48       Havila Kavo (Convicted) People's National Congress                             
49       Peter O'Neill                   People's National Congress                             
50       Francis Awesa               People's National Congress                             
51       Bob Dadae                     People's National Congress                             
52       Paru Aihi                        People's National Congress                             
53       Ereman Tobaining Jnr.  People's National Congress                             
54       Nixon Duban                  People's National Congress                             
55       Charlie Benjamin           People's National Congress                             
56       Paul Isikiel                     People's National Congress                             
57       Roy Biyama                   People's National Congress                             
58       Michael Malabag           People's National Congress                             
59       Mangere Siniwim           People's National Congress                             
60       Jeffery Komal                 People's National Congress                             
61       Louta Atoi                      People's National Congress                             
62       Boka Kondra                  People's National Congress                             
63       Isaac Waigavara            People's National Congress                             
64       Ano Pala                        People's National Congress                             
65       Gordon Wesley              People's National Congress                             
66       Aide Ganasi                   People's National Congress                             
67       William Powi                  People's National Congress                             
68       Ken Fairweather            People's National Congress                             
69       James Marape               People's National Congress                             
70       Mao Zeming                   People's National Congress                             
71       Benny Allan                   People's National Congress                             
72       Wesley Nukundj             People's Party                                                  
73       Peter Ipatas                   People's Party                                                  
74       Davis Steven                 People's Party                                                  
75       Mogerema Sigo Wei      People's Party                                                  
76       John Pundari                 People's Party                                                  
77       Robert Sandan Ganim   People's Party                                                  
78       Ezekiel Anisi 1               People's Progress Party                                  
79       Theo Zurenuoc              People's Progress Party                                  
80       Ben Micah                      People's Progress Party                                  
81       Titus Philemon               People's Progress Party                                  
82       Byron Chan                    People's Progress Party                                  
83       Sir Julius Chan              People's Progress Party                                  
84       Anderson Agiru              People's United Assembly Party                      
85       Paul Tiensten (Convicted)                People's United Assembly Party                      
86       Ati Wobiro                      People's United Assembly Party                      
87       Tobias Kulang                PNG Constitutional Democratic Party               1
88       Justin Tkatchenko          Social Democratic Party                                  
89       Powes Parkop               Social Democratic Party                                  
90       Joseph Yopyyopy          Social Democratic Party                                  
91       Mehrra Minne Kipefa     Stars Alliance Party                                         
92       Wera Mori                      Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
93       Julie Soso                      Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
94       David Arore                    Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
95       Don Polye                      Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
96       Mark Maipakai               Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
97       Douglas Tomuriesa       Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
98       Philip Nai                       Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
99       Leo Dion                        Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
100     James Gau Gelak          Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
101     Delilah Gore                   Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
102     Benjamin Poponawa      Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
103     Akmat Mai                      Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party           
104     Rimbink Pato                 United Party                                                     
105     Joe Lera                         United Resources Party                                   
106     William Duma                United Resources Party                                   
107     Mai Dop                         United Resources Party                                   
108     Benjamin Phillip             United Resources Party                                   
109     Dr Fabian Pok                United Resources Party                                   
110     Steven Pirika Kamma    United Resources Party                                   
111     Anton Yagama               United Resources Party                                   



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