This exercise is part of the three-phase enrolment plan that the BRC will be undertaking to update and finalise the roll in preparation for the upcoming Referendum.
The 2nd phase of updating the Referendum Roll in Bougainville began on the 3rd of June.
During this phase, ward recorders will be visiting each ward and community governments to update details of eligible voters in each village and household.
The ward recorders will be using the working roll that was developed following the completion of the first phase enrolment exercise in early May this year.
The phase two enrolment exercise ends on 17th June.
In order to vote in the Referendum, a person must be on the Referendum Roll.
The BRC will work with the PNG Electoral Commission, through respective provincial offices, to facilitate this exercise for Bougainvilleans living outside of the Autonomous Region.
To be eligible to vote, the voter must be a resident in Bougainville for at least the past six months prior to enrolment; the voter must be born on or before 12th October 2001; the voter must be a PNG citizen; and the voter must be entitled to vote in the PNG National Elections.
For the non-resident Bougainvillean, both governments have agreed that the non-resident voter must have links to Bougainville by birth, adoption, marriage or clan; the non-resident voter must be born on or before 12th October 2001; the non-resident voter must be a PNG citizen; and the non-resident voter must be entitled to vote in the PNG National Elections.