17 Aug 2010

Tongans told they have two more weeks to get on the electoral roll

3:35 pm on 17 August 2010

Tonga's newly established Electoral Commission has strongly urged all Tongans to ensure their names are on the electoral rolls ahead of an historic poll in November.

That election will see the country choose a mostly democratic Legislative Assembly for the first time.

The Electoral Commission, which was set up by legislation earlier this year, met for the first time last week.

It pointed out that the electoral rolls close on August the 31st and has reminded people that registration is compulsory.