2 Nov 2010

Tonga election supervisor satisfied with registration numbers

10:20 am on 2 November 2010

The supervisor of elections in Tonga is confident that most people are registered for elections in three weeks in which the people will choose the majority of MPs for the first time.

Pita Vuki was responding to claims that up to 40 percent of eligible voters had failed to register.

Mr Vuki says they have figures of 42,000 registered and while that might be down on previous rolls it's the first time there has been a comprehensive registration process.

"And I think we have registered most of the people, eligible people for this election. There might be some people who are over 21 but haven't been registered, but I think the majority of those ages have been registered."