Election date for Western and Choiseul

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BY JARED KOLI

THE Choiseul and Western Provincial Assembly Elections will be held on a date to be set by officials from the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS).

This is according to Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs George Palua when he addressed the media at the launch of the BVR update for the two provinces and communication campaign yesterday.

Mr Palua however, said it is hoped that each respective Provincial Election will be called by the Ministry immediately after their Voters Roll had been completed by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC).

“All the remaining provinces will have their update as part of the nation-wide voter registration update beginning in the second quarter of 2018 in readiness for the National General Election which is highly likely to be in early 2019,” he said.

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Mr Palua said he is confident that the Electoral Commission is well prepare for this update and wish them well in the implementation tasks that lie ahead.

SIEC has launched the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) update for Western and Choiseul province yesterday.

The update exercise hopes to commence in 28 November 2017.

The BVR exercise will be conducted in readiness for the two provinces to conduct their provincial Assembly elections early next year.

 

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