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- Welcome to the Official Website of the FSM National Election Office -

Welcome statement from the FSM National Election Director Mr. Tony H. Otto

FSM National Election Office.

image     Greetings to all in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. I am pleased to announce that the FSM National Election Website is born this month of January 2016. You can now learn many things on what you need to do to have your voice heard by visiting www.fsmned.fm.

 I am honored to serve at this time as your National Election Director alongside the four National Election Commissioners in the four FSM States, and of course with all the hardworking staffs of the respective election offices.  All of us together from Yap in the west to Kosrae in the east know and understand the importance of reminding ourselves of the sacred duty we vow to carry out faithfully for you, the people, while exercising your right to choose the leaders of your government.  Guarding that right is our solemn duty to ensure free and fair election for all our leaders of the government of the Federated States of Micronesia.

 Pursuant to Title 9 of th FSM Code as amended by Public Law 14-76, the responsibilities of both the Office of the National Election Director and the Commissioners are clearly defined for one purpose and one purpose only to have smooth and orderly elections and all other requirements stipulated by law are to ensure meeting that stated purpose of holding elections smoothly and orderly.

All of us at the national election offices are committed to do the best we can in ensuring that elections are conducted free of all types of abuses and I think we can easily achieve that.  What we need from the public is an understanding of the importance of not interfering  with  the affairs of conducting elections.  The election officials  are performing their tasks in accordance with National Election Laws and Regulations.  We need your trust and we encourage you to visit the website or call the office in your respective state for questions or anything relating to election that we might be able to help you with.

As your Director, I would like to express on behalf of all of us, the people of the FSM, our profound appreciation to those governments and individuals that have helped us in making this website become a reality. First, to the people and Government of the Island of Down Under and some say Australia for the generous financial grants made available for creating this website and Pacific Island Australia and New Zeland Electoral Administrators (Pianzea) for considering the FSM as a recipient of the grant and of course our own hardworking champions, Anita S. David, Computer System Manager at National Election Office and Technical Advisor Juan Mendez of Computer Networks International,  of whom without their dedication we may not be here today to make this announcement.Thank you and thank you all.

Finally,  on behalf of HIs Excellency President Peter M.Christian, the Honorable Vice President Yosiwo P. George, members of the Cabinet, the Honorable Speaker Wesley W. Simina, and distinguished members of the 19th Congress,  I say 'tirow' and thank you all.


Tony H. Otto
National Election Director
Email: ned@fsmned.fm