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Police monitor voter registration

06 September 2018
RSIPF Supervising Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operation, Joseph Manelugu.

POLICE say they are monitoring the registration of voters, which started Monday this week throughout the country.

RSIPF Supervising Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operation, Joseph Manelugu says his officers in Honiara and throughout the provinces are monitoring the registration process as part of their normal duties with people travelling to their registration centres scattered throughout the communities.

“The role of the police is to provide a safe, secure and peaceful environment to allow people to register their names to vote in next year’s National Elections,” Mr Manelugu said.

“Any complaints about the registration process should be directed to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission,” he added.

“Police officers will do regular patrols to the registration venues to ensure law and order is maintained.

“Unfortunately we are not able to be deployed to some of our most remote communities but if any situation arise police will respond accordingly.

“I appeal to the law abiding citizens across the country including visitors to refrain from unlawful acts and respect authorities during the period of registration of voters, the campaign period,  the actual election, the counting of votes and declaration of the winning candidates.”