SIEC ANNOUNCED 5 DAYS EXTENSION TO OMISSION/OBJECTION

Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu. Photo credit: SIBC.

Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has announced- the Omission and Objection period will be extended until August 11.

Confirming the extension to local journalists in a media conference yesterday Chief Electoral Commissioner Polycarp Haununu says the extension is necessary to give all registered voters more time to check their names on the Provisional Voters Lists and lodge claims of Omission or Objection if necessary.

“On the Omission and Objection period I would like to say that we have extend it from today to the 11th of August, so the Commission see there is a need for an extension period to allow our people to check the lists if their names and anyone whose name should not be included to apply for objection once they are registered for the wrong constituency.”

Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu says there were a few delays in getting the lists to some remote areas.

Mr Haununu says it is important that everyone gets a chance to check their name.

The Provisional Voters Lists will remain in all Voter Registration Centres and SIEC Registration Officer will remain in the field until August 11.

Meanwhile, Mr Haununu says small delays of this kind are inevitable in a registration process of this size.

He says the Solomon Islands Electoral Commissions has contingency plans in place and this extension will not affect the timeline for the preparation of the final voters list.

He says the Omissions and Objection process is going well and Registration Officers in the field are reporting a good turn out.

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