Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:37 PM

2010 Elections Expect Huge Voter Turn Out

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission yesterday met to finalize a date for the general elections earmarked for either July or August.

Chairman of the Commission, Sir Peter Kenilorea says the elections should be held either late July or early August and the Commission is yet to release the date.

In an earlier interview with the National Broadcaster, Sir Peter said the Commission's recommended date will be given to Cabinet after the meeting.

By law, a general election has to be held within four months of parliament dissolution.

The eighth parliament dissolved on the twenty-fourth of April this year.

In this year's General Elections, the Electoral Commission has projected that an estimated 400-thousand people will be voting.

Chairman of the Commission, Sir Peter Kenilorea says the numbers of people who have registered to vote have increased and the Commission is monitoring the increasing figures to eliminate double registration.

Sir Peter says while the Commission is still to complete a final voters list, the Commission feels the figure indicates a strong public interest for this year's general elections.

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