KOROR (Palau Horizon) — The
state of Sonsorol will hold its elections on Feb. 27.
The Election Commission said the deadline for the filing of nominating petitions
is Jan. 28.
Registration deadline is on Feb. 13. Avery Midas of the Election Commission said
candidate has so far filed a nominating petition — Lee Pedro, who is seeking
a state legislative seat.
Sonsorol has 143 registered voters who will elect a governor, a lieutenant governor
and six members
of the Sonsorol State Legislature — four representing hamlets and two for
Laura Ierago is the state’s incumbent governor. Four other states are also
scheduled to hold
elections this year prior to the national elections on Nov. 2. Should there be
more than two candidates
for president and vice president, a primary will be held on Sept. 28. Hatohobei
will conduct its state
elections on May 24; Kayangel on May 25; Ngiwal on Aug. 10; and Ngarchelong
on Aug. 31.
© 2004 Marianas Variety
By Agnes M. Abrau for Variety