Source:Government of Vanuatu (Port Vila)
Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2020
The Electoral Commission of Vanuatu has a one-off electoral public holiday in SANMA province, on Thursday, January 16, 2020 ("In accordance to the Public Holiday Act, section 2 [CAP 114], the President, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, has declared that the date, 16th January as a public holiday for all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the election of the SANMA Provincial Council").
Earlier this week, on the advice of the Prime Minister, the Head of State, President Obed Tallis, declared Thursday, March 19, 2020, as a one-off electoral nationwide public holiday in Vanuatu (2020-01-07).
Last year, similar electoral public holidays were also declared.
Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, declared Monday, September 2, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, for the purpose of preparations for the "Efate rural Constituency by-election" (2019-08-24), and a few weeks later, Vanuatu's President, Obed Moses Tallis, declared Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Vanuatu, "for all registered voters who are eligible to vote in the Luganville Municipality election" (2019-09-09).
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