​Simbu polling deferred

The one-day polling in Simbu Province did not eventuate today, as scheduled.

Polling now has been deferred to Tuesday, 27th June.

Election Manager, Reverend Tom Sine, said the one-day polling in Simbu had to be deferred to sort out candidate grievances over the Electoral Roll.

The Electoral Roll, initially sent with the ballot papers, was questioned by the candidates and scrutineers.

The Electoral Commission headquarters was notified of this issue on Friday.

This morning, Reverend Tom Sine confirmed receiving an updated Electoral Roll from the headquarters.

He said candidates and scrutineers are now happy with it.

They have recommenced distribution and hope to complete it today and also send off polling teams at the later part of the day.

(Loop file pic)

Author: 
Charmaine Poriambep