Moresby Northeast candidates with their scrutineers were briefed by returning officers about the LPV system and their polling conduct this morning in Port Moresby.
This meeting will enable candidates and their scrutineers to understand the procedures of LPV voting system and their responsibilities during polling.
At least a quorum of the total 51 candidates contesting the seat had turned up for the candidates and scrutineers’ briefing. It was facilitated by returning officers despite their heavy workloads during the campaign period of the 2017 Elections.
Returning officer, Thomas Rango said this is an important meeting that will educate them to understand the LPV voting system and for scrutineers to know their conduct during polling.
Many of the participants who have turned up were taught about the procedures of LPV voting system. An important aspect of it is how to prevent informal voting.
Moresby Northeast recorded 51 candidates which is the highest number of candidates vying for the seat against sitting MP Labie Amaiu.
The electorate was one of the first in the country to try the LPV system which was later rolled out in other parts of Papua New Guinea.