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Transfer Fee Refund for Auto Enrolments – Now Available

The media release below details how to access your refund if you transferred but were auto enrolled.

The Electoral Act was recently changed to exempt voters from paying a fee if they were enrolled automatically on the electoral roll.

Some voters paid the fee prior to this law being changed and now qualify for a refund.

Please read the media release for more details – or visit the office in Civic Centre Aiwo for further details.

Media Release Auto Enrolment Refunds

Candidate Information Session

For all aspiring candidates, the Electoral Commission will be conducting a Candidate Information session on Friday 17 June 2016 at 7pm in the Conference hall in the Aiwo Civic Centre.

Topics covered will be

Key dates, Electoral Roll, Mobile and Proxy Voting, Polling Day, Borda count, Electoral Offences, Nominations.

The session is expected to be 60 mins and questions may be asked at the end of each topic.

The Candidate’s Handbook, which includes a nomination form will be available for collection.

Any inquiries can be directed to


Election Announced

On 11 June the Speaker issued a Writ to command the Electoral Commissioner to conduct a general election on 9 July 2016.

Below is the:

Gazette notice of the Writ Gazette 107-16

A Media Release from the Electoral Commissioner Media release – Election Announcement

Candidate’s Handbook – which includes the nomination form  2016 Candidates Handbook Nauru Final

Scroll down for Registration and Transfer forms.

Key Dates of the Election

Event Date
Issue of the Writ Saturday 11 June 2016
Close of Roll for all Registrations and Transfers Saturday 18 June 2016 5pm sharp
Nominations period opens Sunday 19 June 2016 9am
Nominations close Saturday 25 June 2016 5pm sharp
Applications for Proxy Voting Opens Sunday 19 June 2016
Mobile Voting Applications close Wednesday 6 July 2016
Proxy Voting Applications close Thursday 7 July 2016
Polling Day Saturday 9 July 2016  –  9am to 6pm sharp

Overseas Registrations And Transfers

Overseas voters can now register or transfer their registration.

Download the form that you require, fill it in and email it back to

If you are transferring and need to pay the $150, then arrange with a friend or family member to come to the Electoral Commission Office in Aiwo and collect a payment docket so that they can pay the fee at the Revenue Office.   Also on the Transfer Form there is a place to write their name and phone number so that we can also prompt them if they have not come in to pay.

The law recently changed so that if you were auto enrolled, you do not have to pay a transfer fee for your first transfer.   Perhaps send your friend or family member in to check on this for you before any fee is paid for you on your behalf.



Form 3 Declaration in Support of Transfer

You can attend one of the embassies or consulates – ring the displayed phone number to get more details.

New York  – 1 (212) 937 0074

High Commission, Suva, Fiji  – (679) 3313566

Embassy Taiwan, Republic of China  – 8862 2876 1950

Consulate-General, Brisbane, Australia – (617) 3220 3040

Consulate-General, Bangkok, Thailand – 02 274 3989

The following persons have been appointed by the Commission to act as Witnesses in their respective countries and cities:

New Zealand: Mr. Junior Dowiyogo

Sydney: Mr. Cramer Cain

Melbourne: Mrs. Jarina Adam

Tonga: Mrs. SIna Temaki Vunipola

Kosrae: Mr. Gregory Ribauw

Kiribati: Mr. Roak Notte

Republic of the Marshall Islands: Mr. Russel Kun

For further details, please visit the Electoral Commission Office at the Civic Centre, Aiwo District or call 5573899.

Registrations and Transfers

Nauruan citizens can now Register to vote or transfer their registration to another District.

The Electoral Commission is located in Civic Centre Aiwo and will allow the checking of the roll and registration and transfers from 10 am to 4pm each day.

People who request to another district must also pay a fee of $150 to complete the transfer. Fees are paid at the Revenue office. Once paid the person must return to the Electoral Commission to complete the transfer process.

You can also download the form from this website and take it to one of the appointed witnesses so that the form is witnessed correctly. Then the form will need to be brought to us for processing and, if necessary, payment.

If you have a question, please email us at



Form 3 Declaration in Support of Transfer

Appointed Witnesses