21 Dec 2009

Bougainville to look for financial assistance with staging election

8:20 pm on 21 December 2009

The electoral commission in the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville is to seek help from aid donors, such as Australia and New

Zealand, to assist with its election next year.

The second election for the ABG is set down for next April and May and it's budgetted to cost more than two point one million US dollars.

The acting provincial administrator, Raymond Masono, says the ABG has already released about a third of this to cover the compilation of the rolls and raise awareness about the new limited preference voting system.

He says they hope to received additional assistance from the national Electoral Commission and will be approaching aid donors.