The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission in its preparation towards the By-Election for Vuhokesa Ward, Honiara City Council is seeking to recruit temporary Election polling officials to work as Presiding officers, Polling Assistants and Queue controllers:

Positions:

   4 x Presiding Officer

   8 Polling Assistants

   8 x Queue controllers

Qualification/Experience/Skills & Other Requirements

  • Secondary School Leave Certificate or Tertiary qualification in any relevant field
  • Have past experience in electoral work
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and comply with the Electoral Act and approved policy
  • Good knowledge of the Constituency/local community of application
  • Physically and medically fit to work under pressure and able to wear PPEs if Covid19 case in Solomon Islands
  • Must be neutral – no political affiliations with candidates or political groupings of any kind.
  • Applicants must be fully vaccinated.

Details on the duties of the position can be obtained from the Solomon Islands Electoral Office, Vavaya ridge or see provided link below.  The closing date for applications, 19th May 2022.

 

All applications to be addressed to;

 

The Corporate Service Manager,

 Solomon Islands Electoral Office,

PO. Box, 1500, Honiara.

 

Please hand delivered applications to the Solomon Islands Electoral Office, Vavaya Ridge.

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

Service Unit.

Name: David Tony Vatran or Joy Manu

 

Phone: 21198 or email; DTony@siec.gov.sb or JManu@siec.gov.sb

 

The Office of the Electoral Commission upholds the requirement of Equal Employment Opportunity therefore Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

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Mrs. Jane Waetara

Chief Electoral Officer had tendered an early resignation as Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner for the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission.

Her official resignation came into effect on Wednesday 13th April, 2022 and steps to fill the vacant post of the chief electoral officer has been taken and in progress.

Mrs. Jane Waetara was formally appointed as Chief Electoral Officer in August 2020 until her resignation early this month, a period of almost 20 months of service for the Commission.

A​​​​lthough Mrs. Waetara served for the shortest time span in comparative to past holders of the CEO post, her strong leadership and achievement immensely felt and impacted the work of SIEC in all aspect.

Mrs. Waetara was the first female Chief Electoral Officer in Solomon Islands.

SIEC would like to thank Mrs. Jane Waetara for her service to the commission and at the same time wish her well in her future endeavors.

 

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.

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.

 

From:

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.

To:

  • 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.

Message:

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!