One day polling will not work: Parkop

The incumbent National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says one day polling in some areas will not work.

Parkop who is the Social Democratic Party leader expressed disappointment in the Electoral Commission’s decision to conduct one day polling in some provinces in the country.

He said it will not work considering the logistics involved in transporting ballot boxes and other important election equipment and materials to designated polling sites throughout the country.

“Especially for the highlands provinces and the most remote parts of the country that have limited or no road and communication access at all, there are likely to be logistics related problems that may delay ballot boxes and election materials from reaching them on time for one day polling,” Parkop said.

Meanwhile, Parkop wishes all candidates in the National Capital District all the best in the national election.

He appealed to the city residents to participate honestly in voting for their electoral representative on Tuesday in the spirit of a free, fair and peaceful National Election.

The 14 days of nationwide polling starts today and will end on 8 July.

One day polling will be held in the urban centres of NCD, Kokopo, Lae, Madang and all of the Highlands provinces.

 All other provinces will have polling conducted by the PNG Electoral Commission spread across the 14 days of polling.

Voters can access the polling dates and venues on the PNGEC website -

Charles Yapumi