SIEO Training Team leaves for Auki to conduct training of senior election officials for the West Kwaio National Parliamentary by-election and the Ward 18 of Malaita Provincial assembly by-election.
Both by-elections are proposed to be held simultaneously on the 21st of September 2022.
This begins a series of back-to-back election officials’ training scheduled for upcoming electoral events.
The three days training will run from the 4th – 6th of July. Training sessions include election administrations, field operations, voter awareness, finance management, recruitments, and human resource management.
Participants for this training are the election manager, returning officers, and assistant returning officers who will be administering these two by-elections on the ground.
The team is expected back in Honiara on the 7th of July and will again be deployed to conduct the next set of training for the voter registration update in Western and Choiseul Provinces.
This BVR training will bring together officers from Choiseul to Gizo and is scheduled to begin on the 11th of July in Gizo, Western Province.
Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Fredrick Bosoboe, who is leading the team echoes, "SIEO on behalf of the SIEC wants to acknowledge the Solomon Islands Government and our SECSIP/UNDP electoral project for financially supporting these training. Importantly, also the support by the Malaita Provincial Government for its administrative arrangements and logistical backing to the Commission".