Polling for the last electorate in NCD, Moresby North East got off to a slow start this morning with the last of the ballot boxes leaving the counting venue at Sir John Guise Stadium.
Residents all over the electorate rejoiced that they had now been granted the chance to exercise their constitutional right to appoint their leader.
But all throughout the day many voters expressed great discomfort towards the way polling got off to today.
While some were upset they had to wait long hours to vote, those that voted got to spend that time trying to vote again.
Situated under a blue tent amongst the 5 polling stations at Apex Park, sat this group of both men and women in a huddle using whatever that was necessary to remove the purple indelible ink that is used to confirm that a voter has already cast his/her vote.
With a reasonable amount of police presence in the area, one would think that these people would have already been seen and apprehended.
International observers, polling officials, scrutineers and security personnel, all situated at the 5 polling booths but none seemed to notice this heinous crime being committed in broad daylight.