ATTORNEY-General and Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has advised all voter registration team leaders to ensure "they treat all Fijians alike".
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum made the comment while addressing the 30 voter registration team leaders at the Elections Office in Suva yesterday.
He said the voter registration exercise was an exciting occasion not just for government but for the people of the country as a whole.
This is the first series of the electronic voter registration (EVR) training workshops for the team leaders.
In a government statement released yesterday afternoon, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said: "You have been selected purely on merit as trainers, you will be responsible for the proper registration of 660,000 Fiji voters within the duration of eight weeks throughout Fiji."
He also assured a transparent voter registration process, and that the government would not want a repeat of flaws in past elections.
"Any flaws will undermine the credibility of whichever government is elected. It is critical that when you are trained today, you pass on such ethics," he said in the statement.
According to the statement, training was conducted by experts from CODE Inc Corporation of Canada — selected from 11 proposals received by government to conduct the registration exercise.
It said the experts from CODE Corporation were able to train the team leaders on how to operate the electronic voting kit that included filling appropriate forms, picture taking through a web camera, identification of thumb prints and the printing of identification cards.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said trainers would be trained for approximately three weeks before they would be deployed to voter registration centres (VRC) to conduct training for the selected personnel.
Meanwhile, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this would also be the first time voters would be issued with an ID during registration in order to vote and for record keeping.
He said Fijians living off-shore would also be set-up soon with the voter registration process.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will launch the voter registration period at Suva's Civic Centre on July 3.