Central Bougainville polling

Central Bougainville commence polling

The polling was delayed at the four electorates, Kieta, Arawa, Panguna and Wakunai, due to issues with the electoral roll.

Majority of the 39 000 eligible voters did not have their names on the 2017 electoral roll preventing polling to take place on Monday, June 26.

Following instructions issued by Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato to use 2012 preliminary roll as the supplementary roll, the preliminary roll was printed on Tuesday and polling started today.