2022 Snap Parliamentary Election

2022 Snap Parliamentary Election

The next general elections to elect the members of Parliament were scheduled for 2024, but on 18 August 2022 the President exercised his right to dissolve Parliament at the request of the Council of Ministers, making necessary the preparation and conduct of snap general parliamentary elections between 18 September and 18 October 2022

2022 Snap Parliamentary Election Results

Following the 2022 Snap Parliamentary General Election on October 13th 2022, the Vanuatu Electoral Commission officially published the number of votes cast for each candidate and the names of the candidates duly elected on October 23rd 2022.

2022 Snap Parliamentary Election - Candidates

Click below to see a consolidated Candidate list for the 2022 Snap Election.

2022 Snap Parliamentary Election - Public Holiday

2022 Snap Parliamentary Election Timeline

Apply to be an Observer for the 2022 Snap Parliamentary Election

On 13 October 2022 Vanuatu citizens will exercise their right to vote in the snap election. Vanuatu citizens will cast their ballots in the Parliamentary election, in which a total of 52 seats in the single chamber Parliament are up for election.

The Electoral Commission is responsible for the organisation and conduct of the different electoral processes. The work of administering the electoral process itself is the responsibility of its operational arm, the Vanuatu Electoral Office (VEO) headed by the Principal Electoral Officer (PEO).

In order to ensure the transparency of the process the VEO is inviting and accrediting national observer groups, and international groups or organisations that wish to deploy electoral observers for the nomination period, the political campaign, and for polling, counting, and tallying. The VEO will provide observers with relevant information regarding the electoral process through briefings and information packs, as well as providing the compulsory electoral observer Code of Conduct, stating the rights and responsibilities of the observer groups.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will assist the entry of parliamentarians, partners, organisations etc., who must be funded and supported by their own means, in any election observation mission and in their efforts to contact electoral authorities at a central level.

The Electoral Commission will provide accreditation to the organizations and their observers upon receipt of an observation accreditation application, as well as provide a briefing package including a list of polling locations, and electoral maps. The organisations undertaking observation will be responsible for their own logistics and security.

Vanuatu places a high value on election observation conducted by partners from the Pacific region and beyond and welcomes election observers and their recommendations as credible and important inputs to further boost and improve the democratic electoral processes in Vanuatu.

To get the accredited for observation, please visit the Observers page or view the application form here.


The Ni-Vanuatu legislative framework sets out for an independent electoral management body, composed of two separate but inter-related institutions: the Electoral Commission (EC), a policy-making, oversight body, and the Vanuatu Electoral Office (VEO), a corresponding executive, operational arm. 

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