Tomorrow (Today) is polling day for all three by-elections in Malaita.  Voters from Ward 18 in East Kwaio and Ward 28 in West Kwaio along with West Kwaio National By-Elections are going to the poll to vote their representatives to the provincial assembly and the national government.

Election Manager for the West Kwaio By-Election and Returning Officer for ward 18 and Ward 28 provincial assembly elections Mr. David Filia Tuita, urged voters from these electoral wards to take on the opportunity and exercise their right to participate in the polling.

Mr. Tuita remind voters that voting starts at 7am to 5pm in the evening. Trained Election Officials will be deployed in time to respective polling stations before the opening of polls to receive voters.

“Voting procedures at the polling station remains the same as in previous election. A voter has to turn up at their designated and correct polling station where his/her name appears before he or she can allow to cast a vote”, Mr. Tuita said.

2 gazettes were issued yesterday by the Commission with matters relating to the Pre-poll Voting venue for eligible Polling Officers and Counting details for the West Kwaio By-Election.

The pre-poll venue is now at Bina Village, which will also host the training of all poll workers. Pre-poll will be conducted for poll workers only on 19 September 2022 in the afternoon.

Counting of votes for the by-election will be held from 9 am on the 22 - 23 September 2022, at the Green House, Malaita Assembly Chambers Building in Auki.

For Ward 18 and 28, the Counting of Votes will also be held at the same venue, in Auki, beginning on the 22 September 2022.


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Saturday 17th  September we dispatched all printed provisional voter lists to Choiseul and Western Provinces for the continuation of the voter registration update for the respective provinces.

Following 2 weeks of intense data processing of all data collected from both provinces our data center teams have completed;

The consultation on the Electoral Reform to synchronize elections in the country continues for the three remaining provinces.

The Taskforce on Electoral Reform consulted Members of Rennell and Bellona Provincial Assembly on Wednesday 14th September this week and will be consulting its stakeholders towards the end of this year.

This would be the 7th meeting of its scheduled consultations with members of provincial assemblies for the 10 provinces including the Honiara City Council.


Solomon Islands Electoral Office 

P.O.BOX 1500, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Telephone: (677) 21198

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following vacant positions in the Solomon Islands Electoral Office. Men and women from all provinces are encouraged to apply.                                       

Vacancy Ref No:

Post No:

Position Title



Required Qualifications



Chief Electoral Officer



Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline or Post Graduate degree or Masters in a social science discipline.

Minimum of 10+ years as Head of Ministry/Agency,

Meet the requirements of section 57A of the Constitution and sections 16 & 17 of the Electoral Act 2018



Principal Electoral Operation Officer



Tertiary qualification in Management, public administration, Law, politics or relevant studies on electoral systems. 2-3 relevant years’ work experience in election related fields



Principal Legal Officer



Bachelor Degree in Law or Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with 2-5 years’ experience as a legal officer. Good understanding of the fundamentals of a free, fair and credible democratic elections.



Principal IT and Data Officer



Tertiary Qualification in the discipline of Information Technology; 3-5 years’ Information Technology and/or Data Centre Management experience.



Principal Admin Officer



Tertiary Qualification in Human Resource Management, Business Management or Public Administration and 5+ years’ HR Management experience



Clerical Officer



Tertiary qualification or Certificate in clerical or secretarial practice or a related field.

Important note for interested candidates

Closing date for Applications:  14th September 2022

A copy of the Application for Employment Cover Sheet Forms (RS Form 6), Job Description (RS Form 2) and Information Packs for each position are available and can be obtained from the Solomon Islands Electoral Office at Vavaya Ridge

Documents Required

  1. RS Form 6 – Application for Employment Solomon Islands Government Cover Sheet
  2. Information sheet 1 (Letter of Application)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Certified copies of your qualifications
  5. 2 Reference letters

Scan the certified copies of your qualifications if you send the application via email.

Do NOT send originals.

Please note:  All documents submitted as part of the application will remain the property of the Solomon Islands Government and will not be returned to applicants

Medical Report and Police Clearance -You do NOT have to provide copies of your medical report or police clearance when you apply, but if you are shortlisted this will be discussed with you.


For all queries about the application process or the positions please contact the HR and Admin Team

Name: David Tony Vatran or Dominic Meleha

Phone: 21198  or DMeleha@

Send your applications addressed to:

Chief Electoral Officer,

Solomon Island Electoral Office

P.O. Box 1500, HONIARA

Attention: SIEC Recruitment


Information pack links

RS Form 2 Chief Electoral Officer




RS FORM 2 PRINCIPAL ICT and Data Officer

RS FROM 2 Clerical Officer

Final Revised RS Form 6 March 2022

Information Sheet 2 Sample CV preparation guide

Info Sheet 1 Application Letter

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission would like to invite interested groups or organizations who wish to participate in election observation for the upcoming by-elections for West Kwaio constituency to submit their interest in writing to the Chief Electoral Officer.
Applications must be in a group or organization as individual applications will not be accepted. Only the Solomon Islands Electoral Office will accredit observation groups.

Accredited election observation groups or organizations are solely responsible for funding all its Election Observation activities.

 All applications must reach the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Solomon Islands Electoral Office, Vavaea Ridge, before the 10th of September 2022.
Solomon Islands Electoral Commission would like to inform interested observer groups that all post covid-19 electoral events still observes COVID 19 health measures. All candidate agents, scrutinizing the election and election observation personnel both international and domestic must adhere to these measures. The commission will demonstrate its support towards assisting any key observation in this upcoming by-election to instill confidence in the conduct of elections.
Accreditation forms are available online and can be downloaded from SIEC official website: (See below link) or can be requested through email from the liaising officer or can also be collected at the Electoral Office, Vavaea Ridge.

All complete application must return to the Observer Liaison Officer –

Ms. Samantha Mali.
Email:, either in person at
The Solomon Islands Electoral Office
Vavaea Ridge, Honiara.

If forms are returned by email, please contact the Observer Relations
Officer at the SIEC on 21198/21199 to verify and confirm receipt.

FORM A Application for accreditation of electoral observer group

FORM B Application for registration of electoral observers