PNG Elections

Election inquiry underway in Lae

Yesterday, the Morobe and East Sepik election steering committees were given the opportunity to present their issues and challenges.

The committee highlighted that out of Morobe’s 11 seats, two of them – Kabwum and Markham – were declared under special circumstances following the burning of ballot papers and destruction of properties.

17 provinces commence polling

Most of the delays around the country have been due to issues of missing names on the electoral rolls, security, outstanding service providers’ costs, disagreements with election presiding officials and movement of materials due to bad weather for those rural areas.

He said these when giving an update on the progress of polling in the provinces, since Saturday, from across the country.

In the New Guinea Islands region, all five provinces started on Saturday except for New Ireland, which commenced polling on Monday, and Bougainville.