Australia donates vehicle for Tonga's electoral commission

The Tonga Electoral Commission continues to receive assistance from the Australian Government as it prepares for the nation’s General Election which is schedule for November this year.

The Deputy Australian High Commissioner Mr. Scott McLennan this afternoon handed over a 15-seater Toyota Van to the Supervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki at the Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa.

Mr. McLennan said that the Australian Government is happy to donate this van to assist with the Commission’s community outreach programme and its relevant duties in preparation for this year’s general election.

In response, the Supervisor of Elections thanks the Australian Government on behalf of the Chairman of the Commission for their continuous support and assistance. He said that “TEC has been a recipient of numerous assistance provided by the Australian Government through the Australian Electoral Commission since its establishment four years ago”.

The Electoral Commission is currently conducting a voter education programme in the community, with the assistance of the Australian Government and the UNDP to provide relevant electoral information to the public.

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