14 May 2010

Solomons Electoral Commission expects 400,000 to vote

8:47 am on 14 May 2010

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission is projecting 400,000 people will vote in this year's general election.

Tthe Commission told the Solomon Times the numbers of people who have registered to vote has increased.

But its chair, Sir Peter Kenilorea, says they are monitoring the increased figures to eliminate double registration.

He says while a final voters list is yet to be completed, the Commission feels the figures indicate a strong public interest.

The Commission is meeting to finalise an election date, and Sir Peter says it should be either in late July or early August.

By law, a general election has to be held within four months of parliament's dissolution on April the 24th.