Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM NED Transmits March 6, 2007 General Election Timetable

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): October 17, 2006 - The timetable is based on the Revised National Election Act of 2005; and is slated as follows:

November 6, 2006: open for request of absentee ballet and closing for filling for nomination petition.

January 2, 2007: Last day to appoint various Boards and Tabulating Committee members.

January 5, 2007: substitute candidate may be nominated; and designation of Special Polling places.

January 10, 2007: the NED shall print specimen ballots.

January 15, 2007: Printing of Official Ballets

January 25, 2007: close for request of absentee ballet.

February 4, 2007:1) Last day to Request to vote at a special polling place
2) Last day for NEC to send absentee ballets to those who request.

3) Open for request of absentee for travelers.

March 5, 2007: close request of absentee for travelers.

February 14, 2007: NED shall prepare signature lists

February 17, 2007: open for written request for voting at another polling place and closes seven days before election.

February 28, 2007: posting of Signature List of Special Polling Places and posting of Signature List for Guam and Honolulu.

March 6, 2007: Election Day.

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