3 Nov 2014

447 candidates contest Solomons elections

7:29 pm on 3 November 2014

447 candidates will be contesting the Solomon Islands elections on November the 19th.

The Electoral Commission has released the list after delays getting forms to Honiara.

It reports it was relying on boats to transport the forms from remote parts of the country.

Electoral Media Officer, Philothea Paul, says now the list is out, other preparations can get underway.

"Now the list has been finalised we are sending, to the press to do the ballot paper printing and we are working towards it, so at the moment we are trying to get all the polling kits in place, the ballot boxes, the stationeries and the polling station forms all packed and ready to send off to the provinces."