The election of Henry Tutowo Ame was disputed by former MP and petitioner Bire Kimisopa.
Errors and omission by Electoral Commission officials saw the petition upheld after trial was conducted in Goroka.
775 ballot papers from the Eastern Highlands Regional box that were misplaced were declared informal by the court today.
Recount will commence from Elimination 1 to 28. All ballot boxes will be held in custody of the Eastern Highlands Provincial Police Commander until recount commences.