Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before there is any investigation into voter rigging. Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before there is any investigation into allegations of electoral fraud. Chief electoral officer, Polycarp Haununu, says the commission has not received a single report of vote rigging, despite widespread rumours voters are selling their identification cards in exchange for political support. “Since the beginning of the registration, my office hasn’t received any formal complaints about buying of ID cards,” Mr Haununu told Pacific Beat.
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“If candidates, or whoever is giving or buying votes, people have to report such cases to the police and the police will investigate.”
In March, Transparency Solomon Islands chief executive Daniel Fenua said there is anecdotal evidence of vote rigging with candidates taking possession of scores of voter identification cards.