PNG Electoral Commissioner

Election officials warned to follow rules

Gamato singled out the practise of allowing one person to mark ballot papers on behalf of other eligible voters to stop.

He said a tough stance will be taken against electoral officers who do not adhere to rules and laws governing elections.

Meanwhile, 10 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and United States have expressed interests to send observers to monitor this year’s National Elections.    

Gamato said assistance will be sought from the Australian Government to help in transportation of electoral materials.