24 Mar 2017

Low turnout in Vanuatu provincial elections

7:16 pm on 24 March 2017

Poor turnout has been reported for Vanuatu's provincial elections yesterday.

Four of Vanuatu's six provinces - Malampa, Penama, Shefa and Tafea - went to the polls to vote for their provincial councils on Thursday.

The Daily Post reports that votes were still being tallied, but overall voter turnout was low at polling stations around the provinces.

In the southern Tafea province, the chief registrar, David Tovurvur, said only about 50 percent of registered voters showed up to polling stations.