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February 28, 2021

Madang Open Seat: Recount Begins Tomorrow

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The judiciary ordered recount for Madang Open Electorate will commence tomorrow.

Returning Officer Simon Sinai says the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission is ready to execute the instruction.

The PNG Electoral Commission confirmed today a Madang Open Electorate recount will officially begin tomorrow.

In preparation for the recount, the Jomba counting centre was set up with the Installation of all required materials and briefing for Electoral and counting offcials.

Returning Officer Simon Sine in an interview with EMTV said, the Commission must comply with the National Court Order to ensure results are returned on September 2.

On the 6,116 marked ballot papers found at the Madang Cemetary last year, the Returning Officer explains.

“The Ballot papers will be treated as a different column, after all the preferences for the normal count that has been done in the last election”, explains Sine.

Madang Police parole in the recount is vital taking custody, control and security for the Ballot boxes.

Acting Provincial Police Commander, Ben Neneo, this afternoon conducted a brief to his officers.


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