27 Jun 2017

PNG national capital goes to polls amid roll flaws

From , 3:05 pm on 27 June 2017

Papua New Guinea's Electoral Commission is under growing pressure after a raft of polling and common roll problems in the national election.

Polling for the national election began on Saturday with various provinces scheduled for polling at different stages across a two-week period.

But the Commission has deferred polling in the National Capital District for three days due to issues with allowances for polling officials.

This comes after the failure on Monday to conduct polling on schedule in three Highlands provinces amid wild discrepancies on  the electoral roll.

Johnny Blades reports from Port Moresby.

Polling booth PNG election 2017

Polling booth PNG election 2017 Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades