PUBLIC servants wishing to contest the 2012 general election must submit their resignations by this week to meet the six-month deadline required by law, The National reports.
The Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Constitutional Matters, Wake Goi, said the law allowed public servants to resign six months before the issue of writs.
"I want to inform public servants intending to contest the 2012 national elections that by law, they have to resign from their jobs to contest," Goi said.
He said public servants intending to contest must submit their resignations by this week to meet the Oct 27 deadline.
"As intending candidates, you have to do the right thing now to contest the election," Goi said.
He revealed that polling for the four highlands provinces of Chimbu, Western
Highlands, Enga and Southern Highlands would be conducted on the second week of the polling period.
He said this would allow security personnel monitoring the polling in other regions to be redeployed into the four highlands provinces to ensure security for a trouble-free election.