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Local Election, 2013. 

The election of the district and town officers throughout the Kingdom will be held on Thursday 16 May 2013 from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The Commission is now accepting the nomination of candidates and will continue to do so until 4:30pm on Thursday 28 March, 2013.

The Commission is working closely with the Governor’s Office in Vava’u and Ha’apai, Office of the Government Representatives in ‘Eua, Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou respectively in processing the candidate nominations as well as the organising of the election in the outer islands.

There are 155 Town Officers and 23 District Officers throughout the Kingdom and they are elected every 3 years by popular ballot in which all persons qualified to vote shall take part.  The last election was held in April, 2010.

The Commission hopes to continue working closely with the community and provide as much information as possible to ensure that the people of Tonga would exercise their voting rights at all levels and that elections are conducted independently, impartially and in a free and fair environment.

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For further information contact  :   Pita Vuki

                                                Electoral Commission/ Salote & Tupoulahi Rds

                                                Fasi-mo e-afi/ Nuku’alofa

                                                Ph : (676) 28820/ 26884

                                                       (676) 28668

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