Ballot papers for the 2022 National Election arrived in the country today.
With over 3 weeks to go before the issuance of writs for the general polls, the ballot papers arrived this morning at Port Moresby’s Jackson’s International Airport from Australia.
Security was tight at the APEC Terminal as Election officials and Police Personnel received the ballot papers.
The Australian Government, through its support towards PNG’s election preparedness stepped in to print and fly over 12 million ballot papers.
At a cost of K10 million, 6 million ballot papers are assigned for provincial or governors’ seats and the other 6 million for electorate seats.
Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai confirmed the arrival of the ballot papers with NBC News today.
Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp said earlier that apart from printing ballot papers as requested by the PNGEC, his government will assist in flying ballot boxes around the country, with the help of the Australian Defence Force.
He said Australia will do a lot, in terms of physical preparations for the elections.
Mr. Sinai earlier confirmed that six thousand election teams will be deployed throughout the country to conduct the national election.
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