Counting starts today

COUNTING of all ballot papers throughout the country will start 8am today. Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu confirmed this to the media yesterday. Mr Haununu said by the close of polling yesterday all ballot boxes will be transported to identified counting locations throughout each province before counting starts. “By the close of all polling stations,…

Temotu to start counting today

COUNTING of ballot papers in Temotu will start today, the province’s electoral manager Luke Paul says. Mr Paul said ballot boxes from the province’s two remote constituencies of VATUD and Pele are expected to arrive at provincial capital Lata last night. They will be counted along with the ballot boxes of Nende constituency when counting…

Police’s role acknowledged

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Peaceful voting at Baegu Asifola

It was peaceful day for the people of Baegu Asifola Constituency (BAC) in Malaita Province who came out in numbers to elect their leader. Reports reaching this paper on Wednesday said the voting at the BAC was peaceful and smooth. Since the voting booth opened in the morning and until its closure at 5pm, there…

Peaceful poll in Isabel

ISABEL Province successfully conducted its polling day in what was described as a calm and peaceful election. Sergeant Alfred Tatano told the Solomon Star from Buala, the head provincial headquarter that voters came out in numbers to cast their ballots peaceful without any disturbance or interference. “It was peaceful all throughout the day until its…

Mua: Lets accept result

Caretaker Lord Mayor of Honiara City Council (HCC) is appealing to all registered voters in Honiara constituencies to accept whatever results that would come out this week from yesterday’s National General Election. In an interview with the Solomon Star after casting his vote at the White River School Poling station yesterday morning, Andrew Mua said…

Voter cards found

A backpacker containing 25 voter identification cards was discovered in the bush just outside of Auki town, recently. The voter ID cards belong to 25 registered voters of West Kwa’araea Constituency. The man who found the bag, and showed it to the Sunday Star office in Auki, said he was clearing the bush when he…

Gizo police ready for polls

Police in Western Province are well-positioned to respond to any election relation violence, commander George Guna told the Sunday Star. His assurance came as the nation prepares to go to the polls on Wednesday. Guna, who recently took up the commander’s job,  said traditionally constituencies in South Vella La Vella, Shortlands and others parts in…

West deploys election kits

Election materials including kits, ballot papers and ballot boxes have been deployed to the nine constituencies in Western province since they arrived on Tuesday. This came as Western Province prepares to go to the polls with other nine provinces on November 19. Election Manager, Samson Tim told the SundayStar in an interview that Gizo Kolombangara…

AROs complete training

Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) managed to complete their Civic Awareness Training last Friday in all nine constituencies in Western Province. The training aims to help people in the community to understand the importance of elections and the offences surrounding it. This came as they prepare to cast their ballot papers in the national elections this…