The Taskforce on Electoral Reform established by the Electoral Commission commences its series of provincial stakeholders’ consultation meetings with the Central Islands Province from 29 – 30 March last week.

Beginning the series of its planned provincial consultation program for this year, the taskforce fruitfully completed its first provincial consultation with Provincial leaders and stakeholders from the Central Islands Provinces.

The Solomon Islands Electoral Office in its preparation towards the Biometric Voter Registration update for Western Province and Choiseul Province is seeking to recruit Assistant Registration Officer (Data) for the two provinces.

Positions – Choiseul Province
4 x Assistant Registration Officers (Data)

Positions – Western Province
12 x Assistant Registration officers (Data)

Qualification/Experience/Skills & Other Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification with a minimum certificate in relevant field from recognise institutions
  • Have past experience in Electoral Biometric Voter Registration
  • Must be Computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and comply with the Electoral Act and approved policy
  • Good knowledge of the Province, Constituency/ ward and local community of application
  • Physically and medically fit to work under pressure
  • Must be neutral – no political affiliations or political groupings of any kind
  • Taken at least 1 or 2nd Covid-19 vaccination

For all queries about the application process or the positions please contact SIEC Cooperate Service Unit.

Name: David Tony or Dominic Meleha
Phone: 21198
Email DTony@siec.gov.sb or DMeleha@siec.gov.sb

 

Send your applications addressed to:

Chief Electoral Officer,
Solomon Island Electoral Office
PO Box 1500,
Honiara Attention: SIEO Human Resources

 

Please provide Curriculum Vitae, a Cover Letter, copy of achievements and at least 2 reference letters

The closing date for applications is 4: 30pm, 11th April 2022

"The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission upholds the requirement of Equal Employment Opportunity therefore, Men and Women from these two provinces are encouraged to apply."

Solomon Islands Electoral Office has fostered partnership with the Office of DPP with an objective to assist SIEO staff understand the prosecution aspect of the Electoral Act.

Deputy Director Public Prosecution Mr Andrew Kelesi held a half day training session with SIEO staff on the Electoral Act especially on Offense and Penalties, and compliance.

This was in response to Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner’s request for DPP assistance in exploring options for better administrate the EA in which her office is custodian.

Mrs Jane Waetara expressed her gratitude to DPP office for their positive response and delivery of this informative and worthwhile discussion.

 

Candidates contesting South Choiseul National By-Election on the 19th of May 2021 are advised to Submit their Election Campaign expenditures accounts before 15th of September this year.

Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner, Mrs Waetara said that this is to comply with SECTION 125 of the Electoral Act 2018.

The law requires all candidates contesting in any national parliamentary election in this case, recent national by-election for South Choiseul Constituency, must file their election related campaign expenditures to the Chief Electoral Officer within a 90 days period beginning a day after the date the election result for that particular election is published in the gazette, Mrs Waetara Explained.

Two provincial ward By-Elections will also go to the poll on the 19th May along with South Choiseul National By-Election.

Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner Mrs Jane Waetara confirmed the election date appointed by the minister for provincial government and Institutional Strengthening Hon. Rolland Seleso.

 Six Candidates nominated to contest in the upcoming poll for South Choiseul National By-Election on the 19th May, 2021. 

Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner, Mrs Jane Waetara confirmed this after receiving report from the Election Manager for the South Choiseul National By-Election at the close of nomination today (yesterday)

She confirmed that, there’s one (1) female and five (5) male candidates that have filed their nomination applications.

“The six candidates’ political affiliation are as follows: -

  1. Jackson Kiloe - People First Party
  2. Sammy Qalo - Independent
  3. Luxton Bauro Koraua - Independent
  4. Tozen Leokana - Independent
  5. Naneeth  Tutua - Independent
  6. Amos Papaqui Qurusu - Independent

“The Returning Officer will validate their eligibility to contest in the by-election after further assessment of their nomination applications”, Mrs Waetara said.

The 14 days nomination period opened on the 24th of March and closed on the 7th of April.

Candidate who wishes to withdraw his/her candidacy must inform the Returning Officer in writing before the 9th April.

Candidates do note that, the listing on the ballot paper will not be according to the order in which you have filed in your nominations.

The returning Officer will conduct a ballot paper order draw to determine candidates’ position on the ballot paper on the 10th of April at the Malangono Nomination Centre, South Choiseul Constituency.

This event can be witness by any interested candidate and interested public.

The Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner would like to remind eligible voters from South Choiseul Constituency that Election Day is on the 19th May.

The CEO urges all eligible voter to make sure check the Electoral notices at any closest polling venue for details information on the polling day, voting procedures, campaign offenses and penalties, and most importantly to confirm their names on the voter list before the Election Day. 

Voters do note that, only those who have registered for south Choiseul constituency and have voted in 2019 National General Election are eligible to vote in the coming election. 

For more information on this by-election or election in Solomon Islands in general, please call 7222200 from 7:00am -7:00pm to enquire.  Liked Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Facebook page or Visit SIEC website: www.siec.gov.sb. You can also listen to Solomon Islands Electoral commission’s Voter Awareness Program on SIBC every Friday 5:45pm for updates on the election event.