MALAITA’s Provincial capital Auki has witnessed a quiet and peaceful polling day on Wednesday.
A visit by the Solomon Star to some of the polling stations in and around Auki town witnessed voters coming out in numbers to check their names before joining the queue to cast their votes.
Reports said many came as a early as 6.30am to wait for the polling stations to open.
For the West Kwara’ae constituency, Central Kwara’ae and Aoke/Langalanga there were no election disturbances recorded.
Speaking to some of the voters at Buma polling station in West Kwara’ae they said people have really enjoyed the day and everything was peaceful and calm.
“People come in huge numbers after the polling station opens at 7:00 am to cast their votes.”
It was highlighted this year shows a decrease in voters’ number compared to 2010.
In Central Kwara’ae, Kilusakwalo and Kilu’ufi polling stations people came out early to cast their votes before returning home and go about their normal duties.
According to the voters and presiding officers, there was good turnout of voters.
Meanwhile, in Aoke Langalanga constituency, a visit to the Ambu polling station saw a long queue of voters ready to cast their votes.
A youth told the paper that compared to last year this year’s election recorded an increase.
“As compared to 2010 this year has seen a huge increase and turnout of people was really good.
“People have behaved well and there’s no disturbances happen,” he said.
Police presence were also visible in most of the polling stations.
Counting for all the constituencies will kick off this morning and most of new 50 MPs will be known by weekend.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO