Solomon Islands Electoral commission acknowledges West Kwaio constituents’ concern over the delay of West Kwaio constituency by-election.
The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission confirms that West Kwaio by-election is one of the outstanding electoral activities for this year, 2022.
Plans to hold the West Kwaio by-election has been in-placed last year and Electoral Office has ever since prepared, however factors affecting the delay has beyond Commission’s control.
The budget implications brought by this pandemic covid-19 across all sectors has sheared electoral budgets from the government even further.
Funding and budget cuts were some off the setback to implementations of these plans.
Amongst these outstanding electoral events, are voter registration update for Choiseul and Western provinces and their subsequent provincial assemblies’ elections.
At the moment, the Electoral Commission is implementing HCC Vuhokesa ward by-election, in Central Honiara Constituency with shared cost from Council funds.
Electoral commission has its own activity calendar within its 4-year electoral cycle of which activities are being planned and budgeted for accordingly.
Voters from Vuhokesa ward in the Honiara City Council will go to the poll to vote for a new councilor on the 25th of May 2022.
Minister for Home Affairs Hon. Chris Laore, has published the Election notice in a Gazette yesterday, 19th April, 2022.
Appointed Returning Officer for the by- election Mr. Fred Warereau said that according to HCC Election law, this publication commences the 35 days by- election timeline from the open of nomination to Polling day.
Mr. Warereau said that the 7 days nomination period opens tomorrow Wednesday 20th and will close 4pm on Wednesday 27th April, 2022.
Intending candidates who want to contest this councilor’s by-election seat are invited to enquire with the assistant returning officer for the by-election, Mr. Vincent Kohata, to do their nomination.
To adhere to our covid-19 health measures, all enquiries be done via calling the assistant returning officer and to make appointments before calling in at our nomination center to make your nomination. Our enquiry lines are 7203010
The Nomination center is at the HCC Election Office, National Library.
Read more: By-Election Date for Vuhokesa ward in Central Honiara set.
SIEO supports Briefing of the Returning and Assistant Returning ahead of Vuhokesa ward By-Election in the Honiara City Council.
The briefing was held yesterday 14th April 2022 at Honiara City Council Chamber.
As soon as the Minister of Home Affairs signs the Election Notice and published in the Gazette, the public will be duly informed. The gazetting is scheduled for the 19th of April 2022.
The briefing was mainly on electoral management, field administrations and operational duties along with core responsibilities, including covid-19 health measures and its applications in the electoral process and procedures.
The Returning and assistant returning officers will be appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs.
The Chairman of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Hon. Patterson Oti, Members of the Commission, The Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner Mrs. Jane Waetara and the Staff of the Electoral Office.
- The Governor General of Solomon Islands His Excellency Sir David Vunagi and Lady Vunagi,
- The Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Manasseh Sogavare and Madam Sogavare,
- The Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer and Lady Palmer,
- Ministers of the Crown and your good families,
- Members of Parliament and your good families,
- Office of the Leader of Opposition,
- Leader of the Independent Group of Parliament,
- Constitutional Posts Holders,
- Provincial Premiers and Your Executive Governments
- Members of Provincial Assemblies
- Members of Diplomatic Corps
- The Civil Society Organizations and Faith Based Organizations
- Chiefs and Community Leaders, our Men, Women, Children and Youths
- Voters and Fellow citizens of Solomon Islands.
On behalf of Islands Solomon Electoral Commission, we would like to wish everyone, a meaningful and life changing Easter celebrations as we commemorate the death and the resurrection of our Creator and Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.
May the joy and the newness of life through the death and resurrection of our Risen Lord fill our hearts, our families and our homes as we continue to walk the footsteps of Christ on this earthly journey to the next life.
The Electoral Commission as an Independent body mandated by the Constitution, will continue to vigilantly guard the gate to a democratic elected government by delivering free and fair election for representatives at different levels of government in our country.
We are proud of our roles and responsibilities and will ensure to continue deliver an impartial, inclusive and accessible voter registration and election services whenever is required within the Solomon Islands 4-year electoral cycle.
Happy And Blessed Easter Celebration Everyone and may God Bless Solomon Islands!
Electoral Reform Taskforce completes its first stakeholder consultations in Central Islands Province
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.
Read more: Electoral Reform Taskforce completes its first stakeholder consultations in Central Islands Province
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
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."