Please find here all pertinent information for interest groups wishing to become a Recognised Interest Group (RIG) and nominate scrutineers with the Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC).

The recognition process comprises 5 basic steps including application, processing, recognition of RIG and appointment of scrutineers, training of scrutineers, and issuing of badges.

Requests for applications open on 1 September 2019 and close on 6 October 2019.

First, please download the file “2019.08.29-Application Procedure for RIGs-v0.1-1”, which gives you a step-by-step guide on how to submit your application.

Inquiries and applications for RIGs should be sent to [email protected]

Please note that the BRC will only recognise organisations, not individuals, as Interest Groups. Once groups have been recognised, they can appoint scrutineers.