The 2015 Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) General Elections were organised and implemented by the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (OBEC). In previous ABG General Elections (2005 and 2010), the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) had lead responsibility. The 2015 ABG General Elections were therefore an historical achievement for the people of Bougainville with the OBEC taking the leading role in conducting the elections.
FUNCTIONS OF THE OBEC:
The position of Bougainville Electoral Commissioner is established under the Constitution of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. The OBEC is the office that has been established to support this function. Its primary role is to implement the Bougainville Elections Act 2007, including planning and conducting elections in Bougainville and to ensure transparency prevails in all elections held in Bougainville.