19 Apr 2024

Security beefs up in Solomon Islands post-elections

From , 6:02 am on 19 April 2024
Counting will begin shortly after polls close and provisional results will be announced as each constituency count is completed. However, official results will only be proclaimed by the Governor-General once everything has been verified.

The counting process for Solomon Islands' joint election is only just getting underway as the retrieval of ballot boxes from polling stations all across the country continues. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koroi Hawkins

Electoral officials, local police and regional personnel providing logistic support worked through the night to ensure some tallying could start on Thursday. 
for constituencies closest to central counting locations.

In the first post-election update on Thursday morning, electoral chief Jasper Anisi said the public will notice a heavy police presence at counting centres across the country.

He is urging Solomon Islanders to remain peaceful and remain calm to maintain good order around the counting stations.

RNZ Pacific Editor Koroi Hawkins spoke with Pacific Waves host Susana Suisuiki.