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Friday, September 12, 2008

Alien voters registered for Lau/Mbaelelea constituency by-elections: villager

A number of voters in the Lau/Mbaelelea constituency on Malaita have raised concern over the increased number of newly registered voters who are non residence in the constituency.

Philip Niuri of Folotana village says after the final voters list was made public there are voters as far as Auki, Russell Islands and other constituencies included in the list.

He says with the increased number of new registered voters, another polling station will be created at Kikiri about one hundred meters away from the Fa'alau polling station.

Mr Niuri says in the 2006 voters list there were about 700 voters in Fa'alau but with the new voters list, there are more than one-thousand-200.

He says that because of these anomalies, candidates have alerted their polling agents to keep a look out at polling stations of people from other constituencies wanting to cast their ballot papers.

Mr Niuri says candidates' polling agents know residence of Lau/Mbaelelea constituency and can easily identify non residence of that constituency.

Source: SIBC

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