1 Apr 2019

Last chance for candidates to make mark in Solomons

From , 5:05 am on 1 April 2019

There is election fever in Solomon Islands as provincial voters stuck in the capital scramble for space onboard ships bound for their home constituencies.

There is no out-of-constituency voting in Solomon Islands so provincial candidates in past elections often chartered ships to ferry their supporters to and from the polls.

New electoral laws however forbid the practice so election candidates and their supporters are having to improvise.

Our reporter Koroi Hawkins filed this report from the capital Honiara.

A campaign float in Solomon Islands

A campaign float in Solomon Islands Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins