3 States general elections to follow

By: L.N. Reklai

May 18, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Three people, Reagan Sidoi, Donald Ringang and Fabian Iyar, have officially filed to run in the upcoming Airai State Special Election on May 26, 2017,


The position in the Airai State legislature opened at the untimely passing of Omtei Ringang, who served also as Speaker of the legislature.

Meanwhile, three other States are expecting to run their general elections this year in November starting with Ngaraard State which is slated for November 9, 2017. The nominating petition is still open until October 16.  Three are reported to run for the Office of Governor of the State of Ngaraard including  incumbent Governor Isaac Bai, Legislator Ben Iskawa and John Mengidab.

Koror State general election is slated for November 14th with the nominating petition date deadline set for October 13th.  Current Governor Adachi is said to run for legislator-at-large.

Ngchesar State follows with general election on the 24th of November and deadline for filing nominating petition is October 25th, 2017. [/restrict]