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PNG Elections: Postal Voting for Citizens living abroad

Papua New Guineans living abroad can vote during the 2017 National Elections - thanks to postal voting.

Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, says the Electoral Commission of Papua New Guinea is obliged by law to provide this service.
He says like in previous elections, postal voting will be used.

Mr. Gamato made this clarification in response to questions raised on whether or not postal voting will be conducted for people living abroad or those who will NOT be at their places of polling when voting is conducted.
The electoral commissioner says the postal voting is covered under section 98 to 100 of the Organic Law on national elections.
There are seven groups of voters that are covered by the law, among them Sabbath keepers, Nursing mothers, the very ill and those living abroad.
However, Mr Gamato clarified that to be eligible for the postal voting option, voters must apply by letter to the returning officer on the 10th day after the issue of writs for a postal voting certificate.
NBC News/ PNG Today

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