2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections Observation Report

2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections Observation Report

Author/s (editor/s):

Colin Wiltshire, James Batley, Joanne Ridolfi, Athena Rogers

Publication year:

2020

Publication type:

Government and community sector reports

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2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections Observation Report

The ANU, through the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), conducted a large-scale observation of the election comprising 90 observers, 77 of whom were Solomon Islanders. The observation covered almost a third of the country (15 of Solomon Islands’ 50 national constituencies). Fieldwork was carried out from 23 March to 10 April 2019 in order to comprehensively cover the pre-polling, polling and post-polling periods. The research comprised direct election observations and citizen surveys. In total, almost 5000 citizens were interviewed either before or after the election, and nearly 600 observation reports were completed. In terms of the breath and scope of the data collected, this study represents one of the largest and most comprehensive research exercises to have been undertaken in Solomon Islands.

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