Elections 2017

Candidates petitioned Election Manager over counting venues

And among other demands asked was for the counting to start on tomorrow and not delayed.

According to Provincial Election Manager Kila Ralai, the counting will be held at Yangoru Station in East Yangoru LLG and will not be moved.

The electorate completed its polling on Friday.     

Meanwhile, only one LLG ward in East Sepik Province is yet to complete polling for the 2017 National Election, which ended yesterday.

Lohia maintains lead in Moresby North west

Counting is currently underway at the Rita Flynn Courts at Boroko.

Count 21 progressive results as of 2pm this afternoon are as follows; Samuel Boe Lohia is climbing and still in the lead with 3, 181 votes after count 20; Miria Ikupu is running second with 1,543 votes, Russell Wavik with 1, 361 votes, followed by Sir Mekere Morauta with 840 votes and sitting MP, Michael Malabag with 633 votes.

The results are progressive as count 22 resumes at 2:30pm.

More updates on Loop PNG. 

Moresby North East counting further delayed

The other electorates of Moresby North West, Moresby South and NCD Regional seat are progressing well with their counting.

Loop PNG was at the Moresby North East counting venue at midday today, and witnessed counting officials  names been called to enter Sir John Guise Stadium indoor complex.

The counting will be further delayed today as all the election officials will go through training before the first ballot box is unsealed for counting to begin.

Counting for NCD regional seat progressing well

Officials and scrutineers have signed in and have taken their seats.

The count currently stands at 41 with count 42, 43 and 45 in motion now.

Progressive results as of 12pm today are as follows; Powes Parkop is still in the lead with 4,551votes, Michael Kandiu with 2,159 votes , Andy Bawa with 1,693 votes, Robert Agen trailing in fourth place with 793 votes followed by Jamie Maxton Graham with 681 votes.

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People have right to vote: O'Neill

O’Neill made this appeal after casting his vote in his home village in Kauwo in Pangia, Southern Highlands District.

He said every Papua New Guinean must be given opportunity to participate meaningfully and actively in this elections.

"The Electoral Commission must do everything possible, for every citizen that wants to vote in this Election, to be able to do so by allowing 2012 and the new rolls to be used together to identify people voting.

PM O’Neill ends campaign at home province

This included a visit to the Yoko Koya Council Ward, where he opened the new Yoka-Uro elementary school.

“I am here in your village on this last day of campaigning, to open your new school, because expanding infrastructure is of great importance for our government,” O’Neill said.

“We must keep building schools in remote and rural areas, we must keep building better roads and bridges, and we must keep expanding health services.

Electoral Commission launches Media Centre

The Media Centre will be responsible for releasing all validated information during polling and counting.  

Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato who launched the media centre, said the centre will be a vital platform for informing the public.

Information uploaded from the media centre onto its website will come from the Presiding Officers during polling and Returning Officers during counting.

No public holiday

Secretary for Personal Management John Kali confirmed this today.

However, Kali said public servants must be given time off to cast their votes.

He said he has instructed Departmental Heads give time off to public servants, with pay, to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

The private sector has also been instructed to allow its employees to vote as well.

Polling will begin tomorrow June 24 and ends on July 8, 20-17.

Why disrupt PNC Rally?

Despite, their policies on free education and free health care programs, its clear many of the literate public are skeptical, thinking critically whether the policies have actually worked effectively during the last five years.

The campaign period was not all smooth sailing for the PNC Party; it had its dramatic moments, starting with the cancelation of the launching of a new state of the art Operating theatre at the Popondetta General Hospital.

Morobe set for polling

Provincial Returning Officer, Simon Soheke said local level governments of Lae, Ahi, Wampar and Nawae Urban will conduct one day polling on Thursday June 29.

He said in Morobe alone more than 400 thousand eligible voters will cast their votes starting this Saturday.

Soheke said most polling materials have been distributed, while materials for about four districts have yet to be sent out.