4 Aug 2010

Solomons voters queue peacefully to vote, but some names missing from the roll

3:15 pm on 4 August 2010

Queues have been building up at polling stations in the Solomon Island's capital as people line up to cast their vote.

But people say they are prepared to wait, although some have been disappointed to find their names are not on the voting list.

Jo O'Brien sent this report from a polling station in Honiara:

"A long queue has formed here, but people appear to be patient although one voter said to me he'd been waiting so long he was getting hungry and had missed his lunch. There have also been some disappointed voters this morning, who found they have been left off the electoral list, but it's difficult to know how widespread the difficulties are as the electoral commission say there have been no major difficulties so far. From what we have observed in Honiara it remains peaceful so far and people say if there are any security issues it is likely to be after the voting ends and the count comes in and the selection of a new government begins."