The Solomon Islands Electoral Office successfully completed a week-long of intensive review of the 2023 National Biometric voter registration (BVR) and 2024 National General Election (NGE) in Honiara at the Honiara Hotel today. The workshop commenced from Monday 20 and ended Friday 24 February 2023.
The 5 days planning workshop was aimed at reviewing and integrating SIEO individual unit plans to inform the final overall operation plan for the 2023 BVR and 2024 General Election.
Along with technical support from the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), team of facilitators and participants which includes the Chief Electoral Officer and the operations team at SIEO.
The key presenters are our Acting Chief Electoral officer Mr. Fredrick Bosoboe and Jo McCallaum from IFES.
It was a very intensive discussion, contribution, and collaboration amongst all staff sharing and drawing from elections in the past and considering lessons learned from the 2019 NGE.
Deliberations also take into account the application of new approved SIEO Gender and Social Inclusion Policy, the implications of the current electoral reform, and all the costs involved.
The workshop outcome will inform the SIEO’s overall election operation plan for the upcoming voter registration and National General Election including the provincial assembly and Honiara city council’s Elections.
As soon as the operation plan is ready, the Electoral Commission will commence its implementation where possible key electoral stakeholder engagements will be undertaken.
For any inquiries on election related matters, call SIEO office enquiry line on phone 7222200. SIEC staff will take on your queries and will respond officially through our official Facebook page, website and or other media publications.