The Minister for Home Affairs, Christopher Laore has declared Wednesday 18 November as a Public Holiday only for North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara Constituencies.
Minister Laore announced this in a notice published in an Extra Ordinary Gazette on Wednesday 11 November.
“The public is informed that, under section 2(3) and the Schedule to the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 151), the polling day for the North East Guadalcanal Constituency and Central Honiara Constituency by-elections, on 18 November 2020 is a public holiday only in the constituencies in which the by-elections are held,” the notice stated.
This means voters, especially; the working class in these two constituencies are exempted from attending official duties to exercise their right to vote.
It is further advised that those that have no role in the two by-elections must attend to all official duties.