Polling kicked off in Morobe Province on Monday and at the University of Technology, polling ran smoothly.
The University Vice Chancellor, Dr Ora Renagi said that ever since he was eligible to vote, he has been voting during the National General Elections.
“By casting my vote, it is my way of expressing the kind of leader that I want to be in Parliament.”
“Voting is the democratic right of every individual and no one should stop them from voting.” He said that the Electoral Commission must make available every opportunity for everyone to vote.
Dr Renagi added that during the last National General elections in 2017, there were disruptions during the polling day as there were not enough ballot papers and some people didn’t have their names on the common roll.
“I learnt from the last election so as soon as the polling site was set up on campus, I was there to monitor and see that polling went smoothly.”
“If your name is not on the list, check with the Electoral commission and sort it out.”
“If there are not enough ballot papers, talk to the Electoral Commission and solve the problem in an intellectual manner but not to come and disrupt the polling process.”
Meanwhile, final year Mathematics and Science Student, Jemimah Job said that as a first time voter she was happy to cast her vote.
She said that the leaders in parliament make decisions for the country and she hopes that her vote gets in the correct leader to bring in change in the country as most places don’t have access to basic services.