Thursday, 25 September 2008 11:49 AM

Voting - 'Identity Theft'

It's interesting to note the current voting in East Honiara. What the editor described as 'identity theft' over names on the voters list suggests an ambiguity over real people casting their ballot papers on that day.

Although the issue of "identity theft" in relation to voting is a serious crime in itself, it has been a common tactical practice among campaign managers, intending candidates to secure a landslide victory. However, some people (voters) tend to get away with it. As such, strict control measures or a better way must be initiated to identify people against their names on the voters list.

If this is not addressed, candidates may gain footage in parliament through a weired, corrupt and uncontrolled electoral process. May the neccesary and appropriate actions be taken to avoid such incidents in the future.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this letter/article are those of Philip Silas Ika Jnr. and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Solomon Times Online.

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