Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Asks for $20,000 Head Count Money for Pohnpei

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): November 6, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on October 28, 1997, transmitted to Congress Speaker Jack Fritz, a proposed bill requesting for an appropriation of $20,000 to fund a Head Count and Re-registration Pilot Project for Pohnpei State, conducted by the Office of National Election Director and its staff.

The $20,000 will allow completion of the pilot project, Nena stated, that has started in Election District P-2, Kitti and Madolenihmw, and P-3, Nett, U Mwoakilloa and Pingelap and will also include the completion of a similar project in Election District P-1, composed of Kolonia Town, Sokehs, Sapwuafik, Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi municipalities.

Upon completion, an accurate General State Registry and Signature List for all eligible voters will be compiled which will help to ensure future fraud-free elections, Nena stated, adding, "I urge your favorable action on this important matter."

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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