A SAVO Russell Islands constituent wants the Electoral Commission to implement measures that will stop people from registering to vote in constituencies which they don’t reside in.
The concerned constituent Tim Ngelea raised this concern after witnessing the lack of development in the Savo Russell Islands Constituency.
He said people are finding difficulty accessing funds or projects from their Member of Parliament because a majority of those who vote in their MP are from different constituencies.
“A huge population of people from other places vote in an MP, who was not voted by the majority of genuine settlers of the constituency.
“As a result projects and funds that should be for Savo Russell Islands were spent to develop the homes of people living in other islands, while the constituency remains undeveloped,” Mr Ngelea said.
The 55-year-old man said those who live in one constituency but register in another are causing problems for people who reside in the constituencies who seek to vote good leaders to develop their communities.
He said these are issues which the Electoral Commission needs to address.
“This is a matter that the government through the Electoral Commission must look into to control people interfering in the voting of other constituencies,” Mr Ngelea said.
Attempts to get comments from the Electoral Commission were unsuccessful despite repeated calls to the office.
By AATAI JOHN