The one-day polling for the Local Level Government elections was held on Monday in many parts ofthe country.
Despite some disagreements regardingthe law that prevents non- Motu Koitabuans from voting, polling was peaceful.
At Kirakira village election officials said additional polling booths were placed this year to makethe voting process more efficient.
At one ofthe largest urban villages, Hanuabada,the queues were still visibly long inthe late afternoon.
No doubt whoever is elected intothe Assembly will have much to do with ongoing issues ofthe Motu Koita people, likethe compulsory land acquisition,the Assembly Act andthe ever present issues of basic services for the people.