Wednesday, 9 September 2009 11:58 AM

Electoral Commission Proposes Changes

The office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission is proposing amendments to the electoral act to improve the integrity of the voter registration process and the conduct of elections to the national parliament.

The proposed amendments are designed to amend the voter registration process to reduce duplicate registrations.

It also aims to adjust the polling process to embed the single ballot box system of voting and improve the counting process to make operational improvements and address concerns about the secrecy of a community's vote.

The Electoral Commission says the proposed amendments are the result of discussions and feedback gathered since the 2006 election, and concerns raised over many years in relation to electoral law.

A public meeting is being organised at the Rove police club this Thursday 9-am to explain the amendments and how it will affect the work of the commission.


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