THE Government has yesterday announced that the voter registration list that will be compiled after this month’s voter registration process will be used for both the upcoming 2019 National General Election and all other upcoming Provincial Assembly elections.
The voter registration process began early this week and will conclude on September 27.
The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has issued a statement reminding the national population of this arrangement.
Under Secretary of MPGIS, Eric George said that any person wishing to contest as a candidate in any upcoming provincial elections must register in the province they intend to contest in as specified by section 14(c) of the Provincial Government Act 1997.
“This is an important reminder especially because many who reside in Honiara who do not register as a voter in their own province will not be eligible to stand as a candidate in upcoming provincial elections,” Mr George said.
The MPGIS urges any person who intends to contest in upcoming provincial elections to ensure they are registered in the register for their intended province.