Dear Friends

‘AusTimorFN’ Facilitators Inc is pleased to announce Timor-Leste’s election dates for 2012. This will allow you to consider which part of the electoral process it might be most appropriate for you to attend and to make arrangements to that effect.

The Presidential election is scheduled for Saturday 17 March 2012. If no candidate receives above 50 per cent of the vote, a second round election for the two highest polling candidates is scheduled for Saturday 14 April.

The information we have at this stage is that the Timor-Leste Parliamentary elections are scheduled for Friday 29 June 2012.

It is important to note that, for these elections, votes will be counted at the polling booths on-site, so that staying (or returning) for the vote counting process will be as important as the actual vote itself.

When considering your travel plans for Timor-Leste’s elections, please allow sufficient time to register in Dili and attend a briefing session before heading to your preferred polling site. You will also need to allow time to return to Dili and submitting a written report on the polling process at your polling site ahead of departing.

We are very pleased that you have indicated an interest in participating as observers to Timor-Leste’s election process and look forward to working with you there.
If you have not already done so, please ensure you have sent us your Registration form, paid the registration fee, signed the agreement to be accredited as an AusTimorFN observer.

More information on the procedures in Timor-Leste will be posted here soon.

In friendship,