BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE Western Province Biometric Voter Registration Update and Revision Exercise 2017 has successfully concluded in Gizo, Western province.
Western Province Registration Manager Christian Siale told Island Sun Gizo yesterday that the closing ceremony was held at the Imagination Island Resort on Saturday.
Mr Siale said handing over of the registration data and materials by the registration officials to the office of Revising Officer (RVO) and Registration Manager has concluded.
Siale said the Registration Exercise commenced with the Notice of Inviting Claims (Form A) and Submission of Claims to be registered voter (Form B) from December 4-17, 2017 according to Section 16(3)(B) & Section 17(1) of the National Parliamentary Entitlements Provisions Act (NPEPA).
“Followed by 30 days of Data Matching, Adjudication and De-duplication and compilation and printing of Provisional List of Voters according to Section 18(1)(B) & Section 19A (1)(2) of NPEPA.
“Then there was the Publication of the Provisional List of Voters for public Inspection as per Section 18 (3) (B) of NPEPA.
“Followed by Receiving of Claims of Omissions and Objections as per Section 19(3)(B) & Section 19A(3) of NPEPA; then from 1st to 16th February 2018 was the final field exercise that involved publication of Lists of Claims of Omissions & Objections and conduct of Public Inquiry into the Claims received according to Section 20 of NPEPA,” said Siale.
Siale explained that what is left now is the settlement and finalisation of the Voters List for the province as per Section 21 of NPEPA.