The nation-wide BVR update is progressing well throughout the country according to reports received from provincial registration teams.

The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) in a statement said apart from expected teething problems to be encountered from the start and various complaints emanating from the Out of Constituency Registration Centre at Town Ground in Honiara, the overall process is now progressing really well across the country.

The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has warned intending candidates or their agents from influencing the Voter Registration process.

In a press statement, SIEC said the BVR update exercise must be carried out freely without influence.

The National Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Update exercise has commenced today, September 3rd 2018.

Registration teams have been deployed to all the provincesin the past week and are now carrying out the registration exercise.

Five candidates have been nominated to contest the Gizo/Kolombangara constituency by-election next month.

Deadline for the nomination period given to Gizo Kolombangara constituents to nominate candidates for the By-Election is closing in.

His Excellency the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagiro Kabui has today officially proclaimed Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 as the date for the Gizo Kolombangara By-Election.