​Hundreds vote at Works compound

For government hostel and Works compound in ward 7 of the Moresby North-East electorate, it’s a rather loud and noisy gathering as hundreds try to cast their votes.

Yesterday, polling at the station was suspended when only 197 ballot papers were distributed to the station, which caters to over a thousand eligible voters in the area.

Additional 750 papers were issued after residents confronted the officials at Rita Flynn and proceeded to the Electoral Commission.

Polling for the station was extended to today, Saturday, July 1.

Team 177 commenced polling at around 11 o’clock with a total of 947 papers, as confirmed by Presiding Officer Martin Kamas.

On ground however, the number of people who have showed up to vote exceed the papers.

There are complaints by some residents that some who already voted yesterday at other polling sites are joining the line to vote.

But Kamas says those who don’t have names on the roll will be turned away.

Gloria Bauai