Final call for election officials

FEO staff Neelam Mani, Sheenal Singh, Shivika Mala and Natasha Verma during the launch of the 2018 General Election 'Know Your Election' Awareness Drive at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Picture: JONA KONATACI

FEO staff Neelam Mani, Sheenal Singh, Shivika Mala and Natasha Verma during the launch of the 2018 General Election 'Know Your Election' Awareness Drive at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Picture: JONA KONATACI

ELECTION officials have until Wednesday to come forward and sign their contracts as the Fijian Elections Office steps up preparations for this year’s general election.

FEO director corporate services Sanjeshwar Ram said the FEO was in the process of having the contracts signed by all successful applicants through their various centres around the country.

“A total of 520 election officials have signed their contract since March 6, 2018, with 244 signing in the Central Division, 101 in the Eastern Division, 88 in the Northern Division and 87 in the Western Division,” Mr Ram said.

The FEO is targeting more than 8000 contracts signed by the end of this week.

According to the office, successful applicants have been notified via SMS of their assigned venue of contract signing.

“Our venues to sign contracts have been advertised in both the daily newspapers and we urge election officials to come forward to their assigned venues to sign their contracts by the deadline.

“This is the final opportunity we are giving to all the successful applicants,” he added.