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4,000 Samoan vote in first two days of pre-polling
00:25 am GMT+12, 07/04/2021, Samoa

Samoa's Electoral Commissioner says more than four thousand voters have so far voted in the first two days of pre-polling.
 
Faimalōmatumua Mathew Lemisio told the media after the provisional results were posted last night that a more accurate figure of those who have voted so far will be known today.
 
But he is happy with the flow of things on the second day of pre-polling for pensioners, those with disabilities and those who will need to work on the general election day this coming Friday, 9 April.
 
He said last night’s delay was due to one of the ballot boxes that had to be returned to the polling booth to be counted in the scrutineers’ presence after a police officer took the box before the votes were counted.
 
There are 8,400 voters registered for pre-polling and they have up until 4.00pm on Thursday to cast their votes.
 
More than 128,000 voters have been registered for the 2021 general elections.
 
Following photos and reports of a certain candidate seen among the voters in the polling booth, the Electoral Commissioner reminded candidates that they should only be at the polling booth to cast their vote and not linger with the voters.
 
There are 432 polling booths set up around the country and Thursday and Friday are also public holidays to ensure all registered voters go out and cast their votes.
 
The election results are manually posted on huge blackboards in the gymnasium used by the Electoral Office and the results are carried live on Radio, TV and online news outlets as the Electoral Commissioner has vowed to maintain the integrity of the elections.

SOURCE: TALAMUA ONLINE/PACNEWS


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