Special Election for Chuuk Election District #3 to be Held November 12th, 2021; Citizens Encouraged to Vote by Absentee Ballot

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—Following the passing of the late Honorable Derensio S. Konman, Senator representing the State of Chuuk’s Election District #3 in the 22nd FSM Congress, a vacancy in the Congress has been declared and a Special Election for the vacant seat shall be held on November 12th, 2021.

FSM citizens residing abroad who are eligible to vote in Chuuk’s Election District #3 are encouraged to request to vote by absentee ballot. The closing date for such a request is October 8th, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Special Polling Places in the U.S. Territory of Guam and the U.S. State of Hawaii will be temporarily suspended; the President’s decree for such temporary suspension may be found here:https://gov.fm/files/September_27_2021-Decree-Suspending_Special_Polling_Places_in_Guam__HNL.pdf

The closing date for the filing of nomination petitions is October 3rd , 2021.

FSM citizens requiring more information on the Special Election, including how to request an absentee ballot, are encouraged to contact the FSM National Election Office. The office in Palikir may be reached at +691-320-7805; the office in Weno may be reached at +691-330-5852. The online contact form may be found here:https://fsmned.fm/contact.htm