Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Kosrae and Yap readies for State General Elections in November

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): May 12, 2006 - The State Election Commissioners of Kosrae and Yap has notified the Office of the President that preparations are underway for the State General Elections to be held on November 7, 2006.

Generally, the State General Election is for the Office of the Governor, the Lt. Governor and members of the State Legislature. For the State of Kosrae, the November Elections would be to elect the General State Leadership, as noted.

The State of Yap however, in addition to Executive and Legislative Branches, will also hold Elections for the Mayor and members of the Rull Municipal Council, and the 12 proposed amendments to the State Constitution.

While both General Elections are scheduled for Tuesday - November 7 2006, different deadlines have been established by each State Election Commissioner Office.

The Office of the Kosrae State Election Commissioner urges citizens of Kosrae to adhere to the following deadlines for the election of its Governor, Lt. Governor and members of its Legislature:

October 3rd - Filing of nomination petition closes;
October 8th - Registration of new voters closes; and
October 8th - Deadline for request of absentee ballot.

More detailed information on Kosrae's General Elections can be addressed to:

Kosrae State Elections Commission
P.O. Box 158
Tofol, Kosrae State FM 96944

Ph: (691) 370-3002/03/09
Fax: (691) 370-3162
Email: caegovkos@yahoo.com

Likewise, the Office of the Yap State Elections Commissioner urges citizens of Yap to adhere to the following deadlines for the elections of its Governor, Lt. Governor, members of its Legislature, Mayor and members of the Rull Municipal Council, and the 12 proposed amendments to the State Constitution:

August 9th - Deadline for filing of nomination petition;
September 8th - Deadline for registration of new voters; and
November 2nd -Deadline for request for absentee ballot.

More detailed information on Yap's General Elections can be addressed to:

Yap State Elections Commission
P.O. Box 117
Colonia, Yap FM 96943

Ph: (691) 350-2174
Fax: (691) 350-4226


For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356
e-mail: fsmpio@mail.fm
http://www.fsmpio.fm/