Registered voters are told to respect the law and stop selling their voter ID cards, which legally, are properties of Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC).
Speaking during the Transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence, Friday, Ben McNair, a media trainer said ID cards are state properties and should not be sold here and there.
“It is a crime when sell your ID card to intending candidates,” McNair said.
“It’s wrong to sell your voter ID card because it amounts to bribery.
“Respect the law and do not sell it or take it for advantage to get what you desire,” he said.
He added that selling the property of someone is unethical and you will face the consequences once caught.
“Even the Electoral Act defines it as bribery. So discourage the mindset of selling the ID card,” he said.
The ID cards are issued to people who registered to vote in this year’s election.
Meanwhile, one female participant said the all people want is fairness in the election process.
“We want a clean and fair election so that whatever result we achieve at the end will sustain peace in our country.
“Selling of ID cards for personal benefits will not solve our problem.
“We should use our mind, heart and action to make right decisions and to vote for right leaders for our nation,” she said.