2 Aug 2010

Solomons' election officials confident that new voters' ink cannot be removed

3:49 pm on 2 August 2010

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says the new ink for marking voters' fingers cannot be removed with strong alcohol like the home brew, Kwaso and other cleansing agents.

Election officials have tested the new voter ink with the local home brew and found that a mark was still left on the nail and skin after efforts to clean it off.

"The Chief Electoral Officer, Polycarp Haununu, says he is very happy with the test results because it shows that the ink is much stronger than in 2006 ."

The new ink comes from India and is used in elections all over the world.