Polling Allowances Sorted for Moresby North East

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Counting for the Port Moresby North East seat has been delayed to today, giving time for returning officers to sort out allowances for polling officials.

Returning Officer, Thomas Rango, said this while responding to concerns raised by scrutineers and candidates over the delay of counting for the electorate.

Moresby Northeast Returning Officer, Thomas Rango, explained that they are working hard to get the listing into the system.

The listing contains account details of those polling officials who who were on reserve lists recruited to conduct last Friday polling during the absence of other officials.

Rango said many of them have no account details which they find problem with time to obtain their account details.

They have confirmed with the officers in charge at the Electoral Commission to put the listing in place for these polling officials to get their pay before close of business yesterday.

Counting for Moresby North East is expected to begin this afternoon.

Mr Rango said it would take 10 days for counting.

He assured scrutineers and candidates to be patient as all the ballot boxes are locked and will be opened for counting tomorrow.

Eric Haurupma

studied at the University of Papua New Guinea graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. His main areas of expertise within EMTV are the courts, crime and the environment.

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