Electoral Commision Staffs Challenged

Electoral Commission Staff have been challenged to start preparing now for the 2017 National General Elections.


Chief Secretary to government, Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc issued this challenge during the commission’s dedication service today in Port Moresby.

Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen, also announced that the Electoral Boundaries Commission, will take on board requests to split some electorates into two, starting in April this year.


Staff of Electoral Commission dedicated this year to God, with a service this morning at the Sioni Kami Memorial Church in Port Moresby.


Election Managers from around the country also joined them for the service.


Chief Secretary Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc, while commending the staff of Electoral Commission for delivering the 2012 National Elections, highlighted the importance of early preparations for elections in future.


He further said there was need to improve the integrity of the electoral roll, in preparation for the 2017 elections.


Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen also stressed the importance of having an updated electoral roll, and said this was one of the commission’s priority areas.


He said the reviews of electoral boundaries for all electorates in the country, was another priority area and as the Chairman of the Electoral Boundaries Commission, he assured the nation that EBC will discharge its duties starting April this year to facilitate requests made by those electorates for a spilt.

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