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Campaign blackout in effect before town/district officer’s election

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/05/2019

A campaign blackout was enforced at 9 this morning, 24 hours before the election of town and district officers.

The Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki says the election of town and district officers will begin at 9 tomorrow morning until 4 in the afternoon and he strongly urged eligible voters to cast their votes.

There are minor changes in the polling centers and staff from the Electoral Commission are finalizing everything this morning before the centers are opened for the public to cast their votes.

There’s a slight decrease in the number of candidates of district and town officers this year compared to the last election in 2016.

There are 23 districts in Tonga with 155 towns.

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