Presiding officer for wards 1 to 5 for Moresby North-East, Tau Hanao, said apart from that, materials had arrived late on location.
Hanao said they are still waiting for word from the Electoral Commission.
Voters who arrived as early as 6am today were told to turn back at the polling venues.
Hanao said for the safety of their officials, they did as they were instructed by acting upon the advice they received from their main office.
"Our officials did our best to explain to the voting public and move as quickly as possible."