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.

 “In every community in Solomon Islands there is a church”.
 
 These are the words of Mrs Lily Chekana, in her welcome note to the church participants during a two day ‘Voter Awareness Church Engagement Strategic Workshop’ organized by the Solomon island Electoral Commission supported by the UNDP Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in Solomon Islands Project (SECSIP).  

During the months of August and September, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), in partnership with the Media Association of the Solomon Islands (MASI) and with support of the UNDP’s Strengthening the Electoral Cycle Project (SECSIP), have continued their collaboration and organized two one-week trainings on Media and Elections for the reporters from the provinces and free-lance professionals based in Gizo Island, Western Province and in Auki, Malaita Province. SECSIP is funded by the European Union, the government of Australia and UNDP.

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has completed a fact-finding mission to Nepal as part of its continuing efforts to improve election management in Solomon Islands.