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Elections 2017: Western Highlands gets ready

Election Manager of Western Highlands Province, Philip Telapi, told EMTV News today that the Commission is preparing  for the forthcoming National Election.

This is in terms of data collection in the Province, and the compiling of Common Roll Updates.

The only issue that has recently arisen was the delay in allowance payments to volunteers who updated the Common Roll including data coordinators.

Telapi said Western Highlands Province has an estimated 380,000 eligible voters for the 2017 National election.

He said in 2012, there was an estimated 360,000 eligible voters.

The Electoral Office in Western Highlands  will be employing volunteer staff to work day and, night in entering, and compiling data and, information before the coming election.

Telapi said the Electoral Office has identified security errors from the past elections, and will try to work towards success this year.

The Office is in discussion with police and other disciplinary forces to work together to have a trouble-free and fair elections.

Telapi also told EMTV News that the Electoral Office is still accepting the K1,000 nomination fee, until it is amended in the floor of Parliament to pay K10,000.

Meanwhile the opening of writs is set to be on the 28th of April this year.

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