Brief History of the FSM Voter ID Card:
FSM Voter Id Card Project was initiated by the
former Director late Bernell W. Edward in the year 2005, and the project
came into reality in 2007 when the National Election Office started to
issued out FSM Voter ID Cards. The soe purpose for the creation of the
FSM Voter Id Card was for Absentee Voting to enable voters to be able to
cast their votes without having to request to vote absentee mail, voting
at another polling place, mobile voting or at designated special polling
Since 2007 the National Election has issued out 21,190 Id
cards to eligible voters and all of these cards has expired on Decemer
31, 2015. The National Election Office will be issuing new voter
id cards for the next 4 elections beginning in 2017 and ending i 2023.
FSM Voters ID card is an identification card
issued under the authority of the National Election Director to a
registered voter that contains the registered voters name, registration
number, State, Congressional Election District, Municipality, Date of
Boirth, Gender, Signature and a photo.
The table below reflects
total number of voter id cards issued to each State since the beginning
The National Election Director may issue Voter Identification Cards to
all Registered Voters at or after the time of registration. All Voter
Identification Cards shall be issued free of charge, provided that,
there shall be a charge in an amount to be set out in the rules and
regulations promulgated pursuant to this title for issuing a Registered
Voter with a replacement Voter Identification Card. Upon issuing a Voter
Registration Card to a Registered Voter, the National Election Director,
or his or her designee, shall make a notaton next to that Registered
Voter's entry on the National Voter Register. A Registered Voter who has
been issued a Voter Identification Card must present that card before
being issued a ballot at his or her Polling Place."
Nomination Of Candidates
To be eligible for election as a member of Congress of The Federated States
of Micronesia a person shall:
Have attained the age of 30 years old by election day.
Be a resident of
the State from which He or She is seeking election on election day, and for
at least five years prior to that date.
Bea citizen of the Federated
States of Micronesia on election day, and for at least 15 years prior to
Not be under jugment of mental incompetency or insanity.
And not have been convicted of felony by a State or National court of the
Federated States f Micronesia or its predecessor government of the Trust
Territory of the Pacific Islands.