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Electoral Officials Prepare: Madang Open Seat Recount

The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission and police are working closely to ensure, Madang Open recount is fair, free and safe.

Appointed Returning Officer Simon Sinai says transparency and accountability is vital in this process, for the delivery of a successful recount.

The PNG Electoral Commission as per the National Court Order is working around the clock to ensure groundwork is complete before Madang Open Electorate Judiciary recount begins.

Yesterday the container containing Ballot boxes was sealed.

According to the returning officer, training has been conducted for Electoral and counting officials from outside of Madang.

The recount will be conducted at the Jomba Catholic Hall, using Electronic and Manual system.

Madang Police will take custody, control and security in handling all Ballot boxes

Acting Provincial Police Commander Ben Neneo told EMTV their team is ready.

Outside Police should be deployed to assist in normal operations.

Recount results should be returned to the National Court on September 2.

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