TORBA, Pentecost and Port Vila Municipality by-elections soon

Dates have been set for the people of TORBA, Pentecost, and Port Vila to exercise their democratic rights through the holding of by-elections. TORBA will go to polls to elect new councillors in December while Pentecost will elect a new member of Parliament on October 8. The Port Vila municipality will also elect two new councillors.

How an agile response transformed Vanuatu's civil register system at a time of crisis

When a pandemic spreads across the world like wildfire causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, remoteness and difficult access due to geographical location can turn into an advantage. This was true for the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu which has remained COVID-free until now. Scattered across 83 islands, most of the country’s 300,000 people have been out of the deadly virus’ reach.

UNDP and NZ sign 5 million dollar partnership to support electoral processes in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The New Zealand Government and the United Nations Development Programme signed a new three and a half year electoral project that will provide crucial technical and financial assistance to the electoral authorities in Vanuatu till the next general election in 2024.

New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office

Port Vila, Vanuatu — The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.


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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