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1195 votes cast in Solomon Islands pre-polling
10:28 pm GMT+12, 25/03/2019, Solomon Islands

About 1195 (91 percent) Solomon Islands voters have cast their ballot papers during the Pre-Polling throughout the country last Thursday.
 
The total number of eligible voters are 1319 voters, however 124 voters (9 percent) were absent during the poll.
 
Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala confirmed to media in a press conference Monday.
 
The pre-polling is stipulated under the Electoral Act 2018 to give the opportunity to Electoral Officials and Police officers who will be engaged during the April 3 National General Elections.
 
It is stated in the Electoral Act 2018 Section 94 that an elector is eligible to vote in pre-poll voting if the elector is an electoral official who will be engaged in the conduct of the election on polling day, or a police officer who will be engaged in the conduct of the election on polling day or belongs to a class of electors prescribed by regulation to be so eligible.
 
Votes were cast in Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Malaita, Central, Rennell Bellona, Guadalcanal, East Honiara, Central Honiara, West Honiara and Makira-Ulawa provinces.
 
West Honiara attracted more votes with 405 voters. The lowest votes casted were in Rennell and Bellona with only nine votes.
 
The votes will then be transported to respective constituencies and included for polling on 03 April.

SOURCE: ISLAND SUN/PACNEWS


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