Voting method - Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea
Voting method

Postal voting is dealt with in Part XII of the Organic Law. Section 98(1)(e) of the Organic Law, dealing with eligibility for postal voting, states that ‘an elector who is a citizen residing abroad, may make an application for … a postal ballot-paper’. Section 2(b) and Part XIX of the Organic Law limits that Law’s application to Local-level elections:  in particular section 282 provides that Part XIII (polling) applies to Local-level elections, but not Part XII (postal voting). Section 104(1)(b) makes overseas postal voting relatively easy, by providing that ‘whenever the vote is recorded outside the country, a person who is well known to the elector’ can be the ‘authorized witness’ who verifies their identity in the postal vote certificate that must accompany the ballot.