Returning Officer Michael Ariando told Loop PNG that time is against them and will see how it goes in the afternoon.
However, security personnel manning the ballot boxes at Ialibu station will not allow polling to proceed for safety reasons.
Ariando said quality checks of the ballot papers took up their time.
As of 2pm today, the polling officials are still doing checks on the ballot papers.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is still at his village, Kauwo Walea, to cast his vote.
More update on TVWAN News tonight.