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Public transport to run as normal on polling day

August 6, 2014 6:48 am

The Electoral Commission has asked the government to amend the public holiday on September 17th to so that public transport service providers can operate like a normal business day.

Commission Chair Chen Bunn Young says this is necessary to allow people to reach polling centres and get back home.

Discussions have been held with the bus and taxi industry and the Commission is confident this provision will be enough to cater for people travelling to and from polling venues.

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Young adds Rural Service License Providers or RSLs will also be able to operate in remote areas.

The Chair also confirms at the end of registration, just over 580,000 voters have been captured in the electronic voter registration exercise.

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