The Bougainville Electoral Commission (BEC) wants all eligible voters for this year’s Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) General Election to exercise their right to vote for representatives in the third ABG Parliament.
In order for this to be achieved the BEC will ensure that a thorough update of the Common Roll is carried out, so that many eligible voters will be registered.
According to the Acting Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, Mr George Manu, enrolment will remain open until a writ for the election is issued.
“Enrolment is still open for eligible voters to get registered,” Mr Manu said, “and enrolment will only close when the writ for the 2015 ABG General Election is issued by ABG Speaker, Andrew Miriki.”
The Acting Commissioner will soon be travelling to Port Moresby to get the Enrolment Forms from the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission.
These forms will then be given to the Councils of Elders throughout Bougainville to conduct enrolments in their constituencies.