Morobe Province Election Manager, Simon Soheke, early last month had hoped to receive the working roll from the PNG Electoral Commission headquarters to send to wards to update names of eligible voters, but that has not happened.
He said they are using the 2017 National General Election roll to update the roll for the LLG elections.
The delay will affect their plans but Soheke says work must go on.
They still have time before the issuing of writs on the 26th of July 2018 so they will try as much as possible to reach the wards.
The 2018 LLG Elections program is as follows:
Issue of Writs & Nominations Open: Thursday, 26 July, 2018
Close of Nominations: Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
Start of Polling: Monday, 20 August, 2018
End of Polling: Monday, 3 September, 2018
Return of Writs on or before: Monday, 24 September, 2018