2003 Ballot papers for 2019 LLG elections delivered to PNGEC

Ballot papers for the 2019 Local-level Government elections have arrived in the country and were delivered today by the supplier to PNG Electoral Commission headquarters in Port Moresby.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato who was on site to receive the ballot papers said that he was delighted that the supplier delivered the ballot papers one month prior to the issue of writs on 25 April 2019.

“Ballot papers are among big ticket items the Commission started receiving from suppliers.”

“The others include plastic seals and locks for ballot boxes, indelible ink, voting compartments, polling kits and election stationary.”

“I’m very happy that the ballot papers have now been delivered by the supplier MH Supplies. The safe delivery was witnessed by company’s representative Kelvin Tan.”

“What happens next is for the ballot papers to be unpacked and repacked according to voter numbers on the electoral roll per ward and dispatched before start of polling.”

The five-million ballot papers were printed at the cost of K5.5 million by CP Stationary in Penang Province in Malaysia whose PNG partner is MH Supplies which Central Supplies and Tenders Board (CSTB) awarded the bid to out of four other bidders.

“I’ve visited the company premises prior to the printing of the ballot papers and was satisfied that it’s a high profile printing company which prints high profile materials including ballot papers.”

The 2019 LLG elections ballot papers have eight (8) different security features which make it difficult or impossible to duplicate.



ALPHONSE MUAPI
Media Consultant

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