Other Pub THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2022 NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTIONS OBSERVATION STUDY REPORT
28 May 2023
The views expressed in the electorate observation reports (in Sections 4 to 9) represent those of the observers who carried out the study and do not necessarily represent the views of the PNG NRI nor the Australian High Commission nor the other parties mentioned in the report. [...] Context, Objectives and methods The 2022 Election Observation Study was carried out in the months of July and August 2022, just at the end of the campaign period through to the end of the polling and counting periods. [...] • The buildup of the crowd since the morning and the presence of drunkards in the crowd added to the tension and anxiety to the occasion. [...] • In all of the three polling stations, the POs and APOs signed all the ballot papers and handed to the villagers to mark the ballots for the candidates of their choice. [...] The following is therefore suggested: • Audit of the PNGEC and the 2022 National General Election: An independent audit of the PNGEC and the conduct of the 2022 NGE must be commissioned immediately and funded by the government of PNG to troubleshoot the 9 current problems associated with the electoral process with recommendations to rectify these problems.