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Electoral Commission prepares for 2020 election

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/09/2020

The Electoral Commission has started preparations for next year’s General Election, and discussing alternatives if COVID-19 will reaches Tonga.

The Supervisor of Elections – Pita Vuki says, they are concerned because the election will be greatly affected from COVID-19 and therefore, they will work closely with the Government on new ways they could use to conduct the elections such as highly recommending the significance of including social distancing and minimizing large gatherings at one polling station.

Throughout the recent by-elections, the Commission worked closely with the Ministry of Health in delivering hygienic kits to the voters while also ensuring they maintain social distancing at the polling stations.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission continues their awareness programs for the constituencies to ensure everyone will vote in next year, especially for those eligible.

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