17 Nov 2010

169 polling stations for Tonga's general elections

11:22 am on 17 November 2010

169 Polling Stations will be set up throughout Tonga's 17 constituencies for the November 25 general election.

The Supervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki, told Matangi Tonga online the polling stations will be supervised by about 500 workers.

He says in each station there will be a returning officer with at least two assistants, but in some stations the returning officer could have as many as eight assistants, and most of them would be civil servants.

Polling stations will be opened for voting from 9am to 4pm on election day.