21 Oct 2011

Voters on Penrhyn in Cook Islands vote for a new mayor

8:03 am on 21 October 2011

Voters on Penrhyn in the northern Cook Islands today get to vote for a new mayor after the incumbent was disqualified from the position.

Paulo Tahaki is the elected mayor but he has been living in Australia for months, prompting the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning to order a by-election be held.

There are less than 100 electors eligible to vote, with most on the atoll itself, but those in Rarotonga will be able to cast their votes for one of the four mayoral candidates at the ministry's office in Arorangi.