Samoa’s Savaii celebrates National Voters Day

Students and youth groups are joining other guests on Savaii island today to celebrate the 3rd annual National Voters Day.

National Voters Day commemorates, celebrates and recognizes the importance of raising awareness to vote in a democratic society.
The theme for this year’s National Voters Day is, “Know Your Elections”. 

The Office of the Electoral Commission in partnership with the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project, WILS – a three-year joint project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women with funding from the Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Samoa.

This year’s celebration focuses on targeting students to participate in several competitions such as Poems, Speeches and debate.

There would also be a mock Election activity that aims to familiarize and recuperate their knowledge about Elections in Samoa.

There is an Open Day for a public awareness initiative organised by the Office of the Electoral Commissioner to showcase functions and services it provides to the public.

Each division will have their information booths and will be available for inquiries from the public.

The public is urged to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with the celebration of National Voters Day to gain an in-depth understanding of the functions and roles of the Office of the Electoral Commissioner.


Photo file: Caption: Voters preparing to vote in the general elections in Samoa in 2016