SIDT in a project co-funded by the European Union is undertaking a Voter Awareness project utilising drama, radio, and print to help the people of the Solomon Islands participate in a meaningful way in the 2014 National General Elections.
Under the project, SIDT is delivering informative sessions through theatre, radio programs and printed material to help people make the right decision in the upcoming elections.
The project’s main message is ‘A free and fair election for everyone’, highlighting that each individuals person has a right to vote under their free will. People should not be influenced by corrupt practices and should think about the long term affect their vote could have in electing the right people into parliament.
The Project has three main focus areas – the events prior to, during and after a general election and how these three areas can impact on voters lives.
People’s lives can be impacted in these three areas, and depending on the outcome of the election the repercussions may last four years until the next election.
The Program Goal:
Registered voters are empowered to make informed choices and exercise their democratic rights to vote within a safe and unbiased electoral environment.
Registered voters are empowered to make informed choices and exercise their democratic right to vote within a safe and unbiased electoral environment. To provide accurate and updated electoral information to voters to support their informed participation in the electoral process.
To enable women, men and youth to actively and freely participate in the electoral process through the use of unbiased media resources and mediums.
To foster political pluralism through increased engagement and coordination between partner civil society organisations
As part of the EU Voter Awareness Program SIDT has put together a 35 minute video of the theatre performance to further help spread the word about voters rights.