Electoral Law & Amendments
The Constitution of Nauru, international treaties, the Electoral Act of 2016, and NEC regulations and decisions, all form the legal and regulatory framework for Elections in Nauru. Together they establish the voting rights Nauruan citizens use to elect representatives and hold referendums. In effect they establish the “rules of the game”.
The Constitution does not define Nauru’s electoral system. This is defined in the Electoral Act. Therefore the system can be changed in Parliament without the need to amend the Constitution.
In 2016, Nauru went to the polls under its new election law, known as the Electoral Act of 2016. It has been amended since then.
Click the links below to download the electoral law and its amendments:
Updated as at 24.August 2022
Includes the following subsidiary regulations and rules:
Electoral (Voters’ Verification) Regulations 2016
Electoral (Proxy Voting) Regulations 2016
Electoral (Mobile Polling Station) Regulations 2016
Electoral (Early Voting) Regulations 2019
Electoral (Remote Witness) Regulations 2019
Election Petition Rules 2019
Election Petition (Court Fees) Rules 2019
Electoral (Declaration of Intent) Regulations 2021
Electoral (Survey or Poll) Regulations 2021