Solomon Islands Began Counting Votes in Elections

Votes have begun to be counted in the Solomon Islands, with the aid of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and other Solomon Island officials, on Wednesday, April 17th.

The first update came Thursday morning, when electoral chief Jasper Anisi said there is a heavy police presence at counting centers. 

Anisi asked citizens to “remain peaceful and calm” to ensure order remains across all counting stations. 

“All counting will be done after verification is done at the polling stations,” Anisi added.

Provincial results will be announced three times a day at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 10 p.m. local time by the electoral commission. The national results will come out in real time; however, votes will start being counted when all ballot boxes’ verifications have been completed.