Tuesday, 18 November 2014 7:51 AM

SIEC Ready for the National General Election

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has completed all preparations for tomorrow’s National General Election.

Eight hundred and sixty seven Polling Stations will open around the country tomorrow morning, ready for more than 287,000 registered voters to cast their votes.

The Electoral Commission says that all necessary equipment and resources have arrived in the constituencies and all training has been completed.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to make sure that the National General Election runs smoothly,” Acting Chair of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Mrs Emily Teitala said.

“Tomorrow is a very important day for all Solomon Islanders and I encourage all registered voters to get out and vote.”

The Chief Electoral Officer says the SIEC is well prepared for tomorrow’s poll.

“Everything has been checked and double checked to make sure the administration of the election goes according to plan”, Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Polycarp Haununu said.

“We also have detailed contingency plans in place.”

The SIEC Operations Team successfully detected a small number of printing errors on ballot papers over the weekend.

Ballot papers for the effected constituencies have now been reprinted and dispatched.

“It was a great effort from our team both in the field and here in Honiara to pick up these small errors and resolve the issue quickly,” Chief Electoral Officer Mr Polycarp Haununu said.

“The last print run of ballot papers went out by helicopter yesterday and now we are all set for the National General Election.”

MrHaununu has made a final call to all voters to make sure they know which Polling Station to go to tomorrow.

“It is very important that everyone goes to the right Polling Station on Election Day. You will only be able to cast your vote at the Polling Station that you have been allocated.”

“You can check your name on the lists posted up outside the Polling Stations. You can also check your Polling Station at the SIEC’s Voter Information Kiosk and on www.siec.gov.sb.”

Polling Stations will open tomorrow at 7am and close at 5pm.

 

Press Release: SIEC

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