EC will decide on polling extension: Jimmy

​The Electoral Commissioner can extend polling to another day for areas that did not conduct polling.

Provincial Returning Officer and NCD Election Manager, Alwyn Jimmy, says the Commissioner has the authority to extend the exercise.

He said this after polling in four venues in NCD did not take place yesterday.

Jimmy told Loop PNG that he has been informed of the situation but is awaiting an official report from the respective returning officers.

The most notable is the situation at UPNG where polling did not eventuate.

Meanwhile, many residents were turned away yesterday as their names were not included in the 2017 electoral roll, which was the only roll used.

This happened despite the announcement by Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, that the 2012, the 2017 Preliminary Roll, and the final 2017 Roll will be used.

Polling officials were only issued the final roll of which many residents could not find their names.

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