Data compilation done, provisional voters list to be exhibited next week: SIEC
BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
THE first Provisional voters List will be released on Monday next week, according to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC).
In a media statement yesterday, SIEC said voter registrants throughout the country will now have the opportunity to check and correct the first voters list.
SIEC for the past few weeks have been busy with data compilation immediately after the close of registration early this month.
It is stated that around 30 data officers have been engaged for the data compilation process in which they worked around the clock over to match and adjudicate registration details.
“This is when those who were found to be highly resembled are manually verified to establish a decision on whether the same person registered twice or are different registrants.
“During this process, double registrants were identified and their previous registrations removed altogether leaving only the registrants latest registration,” a statement from the office said.
SIEC says printing of the provisional voters list should commence today and be packaged and dispersed right away to all constituencies for publication as of next week.
This provisional voters list should contain names of all who have registered recently and in 2014.
The list is expected to be pinned up in all Voter Registration Centres for registrants to check and identify problems.
During this time, the public is encouraged to view the list and make appropriate changes to the list.
Any registered person can challenge the Provisional List or a person on the Provisional List on the following grounds:
- Is not a citizen of SI
- Has not attained 18 years
- Is not an ordinary resident in the constituency
- Is not of sound mind
- Registered more than once
- Is not the person he or she claims to be
- Is not qualified by the law
- Has applied to register but his/her name does not appear on the list or name not spelt correctly.
“If your name appears in yellow on the Provisional Voters List, it means that you have attempted to register more than once. Only your latest registration will remain on the final voters list.”
The Provisional List will be exhibited as of October 29 to November 4, after which the Omission and Objection period commences from November 7 to 20.
SIEC encourages registrants to check the list and make corrections (if any) by filling in Omission and Objection forms which can be issued by Revising Officers upon requests.
“Take note of the important dates above so that you can participate in the legal processes.”