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.
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.
- 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.
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!
The Taskforce on Electoral Reform established by the Electoral Commission commences its series of provincial stakeholders’ consultation meetings with the Central Islands Province from 29 – 30 March last week.
Beginning the series of its planned provincial consultation program for this year, the taskforce fruitfully completed its first provincial consultation with Provincial leaders and stakeholders from the Central Islands Provinces.
The Solomon Islands Electoral Office in its preparation towards the Biometric Voter Registration update for Western Province and Choiseul Province is seeking to recruit Assistant Registration Officer (Data) for the two provinces.
Positions – Choiseul Province
4 x Assistant Registration Officers (Data)
Positions – Western Province
12 x Assistant Registration officers (Data)
Qualification/Experience/Skills & Other Requirements
- Tertiary qualification with a minimum certificate in relevant field from recognise institutions
- Have past experience in Electoral Biometric Voter Registration
- Must be Computer literate
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to understand and comply with the Electoral Act and approved policy
- Good knowledge of the Province, Constituency/ ward and local community of application
- Physically and medically fit to work under pressure
- Must be neutral – no political affiliations or political groupings of any kind
- Taken at least 1 or 2nd Covid-19 vaccination
For all queries about the application process or the positions please contact SIEC Cooperate Service Unit.
Send your applications addressed to:
Chief Electoral Officer,
Solomon Island Electoral Office
PO Box 1500,
Honiara Attention: SIEO Human Resources
Please provide Curriculum Vitae, a Cover Letter, copy of achievements and at least 2 reference letters
The closing date for applications is 4: 30pm, 11th April 2022
"The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission upholds the requirement of Equal Employment Opportunity therefore, Men and Women from these two provinces are encouraged to apply."
Solomon Islands Electoral Office has fostered partnership with the Office of DPP with an objective to assist SIEO staff understand the prosecution aspect of the Electoral Act.
Deputy Director Public Prosecution Mr Andrew Kelesi held a half day training session with SIEO staff on the Electoral Act especially on Offense and Penalties, and compliance.
This was in response to Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner’s request for DPP assistance in exploring options for better administrate the EA in which her office is custodian.
Mrs Jane Waetara expressed her gratitude to DPP office for their positive response and delivery of this informative and worthwhile discussion.
Candidates contesting South Choiseul National By-Election on the 19th of May 2021 are advised to Submit their Election Campaign expenditures accounts before 15th of September this year.
Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner, Mrs Waetara said that this is to comply with SECTION 125 of the Electoral Act 2018.
The law requires all candidates contesting in any national parliamentary election in this case, recent national by-election for South Choiseul Constituency, must file their election related campaign expenditures to the Chief Electoral Officer within a 90 days period beginning a day after the date the election result for that particular election is published in the gazette, Mrs Waetara Explained.