Arawa polling delayed, voters turned away

Polling at Arawa town in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) has been slightly delayed this morning.

Voters assembled at the Marimari Haus Lotu polling venue early this morning only to be turned away by the polling team.

The team of five polling officers and one police officer arrived to find out that the electoral roll is yet to be printed by the electoral office in Bougainville.

The polling team says three polling venues in Ward five, North Nasioi, are yet to receive the electoral rolls as the electoral office in Bougainville has not printed enough.

The polling officers on ground at Marimari confirmed that polling will commence after lunch once the electoral roll is printed.

Polling in other areas of AROB commenced today and will end on Friday, June 30.

Quintina Naime