Election ballot papers arrive in PNG

Ballot papers to be used by voters in the 2017 National Elections have already arrived in the country.

The election materials were printed in Indonesia.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato confirmed to Loop PNG that “ballot papers arrived on Tuesday and have been cleared.

 “They will be under tight guard by Police and Army in a secured place.”

Because of the security protocol, the PNG Electoral Commission will not disclose the location where the ballot papers are being kept for safe keeping for voting in June.   

PNGEC Media Officer Alphonse Muapi told Loop PNG, “In terms of quantity, a total of 10 million ballot papers have been printed – five million ballot papers for the Provincial Seats and five million ballot papers for the Open Seats.

“On polling day, a voter will be issued with two ballot papers – one for the Provincial Seat and one for the Open Seat.

(Loop PNG file picture of Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato)