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June 13, 2021
Highlands News Your Vote 2017

Jiwaka Polls Update

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Polling for Jiwaka Province started today, with some parts of Jimi electorate voting.

It will continue tomorrow, with North Waghi and Anglimp South Waghi electorates going to the polls.

Polling for Jiwaka was deferred last Friday to today after identifying issues with the updated electoral roll.

Ballot boxes for Jimi open where dispatched from 6 am.

For some areas in Jimi that received their ballot boxes, polling began at around 9am, while others are still waiting.

Provincial Steering Committee Chairman, Michael Wandil, said by tonight or very early tomorrow, the 184 wards in the Province should receive its their ballot boxes and go to the polls.

Polling for Jiwaka Province was deferred last Friday after there were issues encountered with the updated electoral roll.

They received the preliminary roll just last Thursday, which resulted in the delay in the stamping of the ballot papers and cross checking of names.

Scrutineers have remained calm and appreciative of the fact that they are able to observe the pre-counting of the ballot papers.

The stamping and packing of ballot papers by the Steering Committee has taken longer than anticipated, however, everyone remained calm.

There was tight security since last Friday.

Provincial Police Commander, Joseph Tondop, assured the public that there is a strong police presence everywhere, and polling will not be affected.

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