NEWS – Oct 8:
Sandra Pierantozzi announces write-in bid for senator.
Semdui Decherong announces write-in bid for senator.
President Toribiong answers voters questions in this video.
UPDATE (Oct. 2. 6:30p)  Counting of Absentee ballots, case Walk Ins(pre votes) and proper for Sonsorol and Hatohobei has begun.  There are over 1, 400 votes remaining.  Results will be posted as we receive them. Click here for the Primary Election results.  A full breakdown by state will be available tomorrow.
UPDATE (Sept 28 by Jeff Barabe): Political analysts have reminded voters that the Palau Vice-President Primary Race is far from finished.  With over 1, viagra 000 absentee and other votes still to be counted, the narrow margin of less than 500 votes between the leader Antonio Bells and current third place holder Stevenson Kuartei still makes this anyones race.  In addition, some have speculated that the 2nd and 3rd place candidates Kuartei and Maruir will carry most of the absentee ballots as they both had the opportunity to campaign abroad which could bring the top three within very narrow margins.  The Presidential race however appears to be secured with the votes remaining to be counted nearly equaling the margin between 3rd place candiate Sandra Pierantozzi and 2nd place candidate Johnson Toribiong.   In both races the top two candidates advance to the general election on November 6th..  Final vote counting will take place on Tuesday October 2nd.
UPDATE (Sept 26, 3p): Vote counting has finished for now and will continue on Tuesday Oct. 2 for the remaining votes.  Outstanding are Absentee, Walk in, Hatohobei Proper and Sonsorol Proper.  The remaining votes are expected to total a little over 1,000.  At the bottom of this page are the breakdowns by states and hamlets.  These are not official totals.
Click here for the OTV Breakdown by State and Hamlet in .pdf format
UPDATE (Sept 26, 4a): Vote counting began at 9:00p with the first results being released at 10:30p.  Both Tommy Remengesau Jr. for President and Tony Bells for Vice-President are leading at this time.  It appears that current President Johnson Toribiong and former President Tommy Remengesau Jr. will be competing in the general election with Current Vice-President Kerai Mariur and Antonio Bells battling for Vice-President.  Counting closed at 4A with Peleliu State, some outer islands proper and absentee votes still remaining.  Of nearly 2,500 absentee ballots sent out less than 900 have been received.  Absentee ballots are counted 7 days after the election.  Counting resumes at 1p tomorrow.
Click here for the Primary Election results.

Palauan Ladies Outside Polling Station

Polling Station at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center

Voters outside Polling Station

Toribiong Maruir Campaign Sign Outside Airai Polling Station

Signs Outside Polling Station
Signs Outside Polling Station

Presidential Candidate Tommy Remengesau and wife
Presidential Candidate Tommy Remengesau and wife


Koror State Breakdown (click to enlarge)

State Breakdown Proper/Central 1 (click to enlarge)

State Breakdown Proper/Central 2 (click to enlarge)

State Breakdown Proper/Central 3 (click to enlarge)


  1. Alii, OTV,
    Thank you very much for the up-to-the-minute reporting.
    I’d like to request that after all the counting is done that you kindly give the breakdown for the results at each polling place to get an idea of where each candidate’s support comes from.
    Again, thank you.

  2. Alii OTV kom kmal mesaul ra ungil lureor. Please em continue el meskid a update er tirkal candidates…

  3. Thanks, again, OTV for the thorough and punctual reporting.
    Looks like the people have spoken, at least for now. I wonder if this is the greatest margin between an incumbent president seeking re-election and his challenger, with the incumbent in second place.
    Sure, Remengesau has a solid political base but I wonder if Toribiong has far more to do with Tommy’s primary victory than Tommy himself; I mean considering Toribiong did such a lousy job that he made his opponent look taller than he actually is… I mean Tommy’s a short dude but, I guess, David and Goliath, right?…

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