Nominations

After the publication of a Proclamation by the Governor General, the Commission sets up offices in each constituency to receive nominations from aspiring candidates. 

The Governor General 'sproclamation fixes the day or days and a place or places (including times) on which Returning Officers (RO) shall sit for purposes of receiving nominations of candidates for election as Members of Parliament.

Nominations for the 2014 National election will be posted here at the conclusion of the nomination period.

 
Basic Requirements for Nomination of Candidates 

Parliamentary Candidates must:

  • Be citizens of Solomon Islands
  • Have attained the age of 21 years
  • Have been nominated by at least three registered voters 
  • Have paid the prescribed nomination fees of $2000.00.
WHAT IF
ACTION PRESCRIBED BY LAW
Two or more candidates are nominated to contest Elections will go on as it appears in the election timetable
One candidate is nominated in a Constituency The only candidate will be declared winner. No elections will be held.
A nominated candidate dies before polling day but after nomination. There will be no election in the Constituency 
No candidate is successful in the Constituency  Fresh elections will be arranged.
A nominated candidate resigns If only one candidate remains he/she shall be declared duly elected. If two or more candidates remain an election will go on as in the election time table. However the withdrawal is brought to the attention of voters in the constituency and the name of the candidate who has withdrawn is either omitted or deleted from all the ballot papers.