NCD voter number expect to increase

Eligible voter population of National Capital District will see a slight increase, says Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato.

He said in 2012 a total of 253,870 eligible voters were registered on the NCD Roll and PNGEC expects slight increase in the new enrolments as most residents are existing electors who have only changed locations within the city limits.

Gamato urged NCD residents to make sure they receive correct information and messages on the enrolment update exercise from the Electoral Commission as the election management body and no one else.

“It is illegal for people to conduct awareness on election without the authorization of PNG Electoral Commission,” Gamato warned.

The warning followed incidents of private citizens conducting election awareness on enrolment in certain locations in NCD with misleading and conflicting information to the public.

The nation’s capital registration had already started in the three electorates of NCD. 

Charles Yapumi