The Honiara City Caretaker Lord Mayor, has praised the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) for the introduction of the new Biometric Voting System.
Andrew Mua highlighted this in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday at the White River Community High School, where four of the polling stations in West Honiara were located.
Mr Mua and his wife Rose were amongst a group of working people who went to cast their ballot paper minutes after the polling booths opened.
He said the new system has allowed people to register once and vote in an organised and easy manner.
“This new system of voting is more organised compared to the 2010 national general elections voting system.
“Why I’m saying this is because nobody can vote against anybody’s name so it’s more transparent,” Mr Mua said.
The Caretaker Mayor described the new system as a perfect way of voting.
“I would like to take this moment in thanking the outgoing government and the SIEC to introduce this new biometric system, which is easy and transparent.”
Mr Mua said he was also responsible in pushing for the introduction of the new Biometric voting system.
“When SIEC asked me as a the Lord Mayor about which voting system is going to used during the national general election, I told them to use the new system because its more transparent.”
He also called on all voters to respect the outcome of the results this week.
“Because any wining candidate will be our leader in the next four years and therefore everyone must respect the result,” Mr Mua said.
Counting for most of the constituencies will start this morning.
By DENVER NEWTER