SEVEN thousand people registered nationwide to vote on Monday, taking the total number of people registered so far to 25,058.
The figures were confirmed to The Fiji Times by the Elections Office yesterday.
According to the office, the 7000 who registered on Monday was the highest recorded in a day as registration rolled into its seventh day.
The office said a total of 1861 people registered in Suva on Monday, 1301 in Tailevu, 844 in Serua/Namosi, 1852 in the Western Division, 629 in Labasa, 130 in Levuka and 383 on Taveuni. The total number of people registered on Sunday was 2031.
Elections permanent secretary Mere Vuniwaqa said they expected registration numbers to increase when registration clerks were deployed later this week to register those in maritime zones.
Meanwhile, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Elections Office was focused on ensuring all voting-age Fijians, who were spread across more than 100 islands, had the opportunity and ability to register during the eight-week registration period.
"However, the government wants to reassure those Fijians who are not yet 18, who live overseas, or whose health or age genuinely prevent them travelling to a voter registration centre, that their unique needs and requirements will be addressed, whether during this period of electronic voter registration, or after it," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
He said for those Fijians who were not yet 18, but who would turn 18 before the scheduled 2014 elections, upon turning 18, they would be able to register at a limited number of voter registration centres that would remain open after the eight-week period registration period ends in August.
"For those Fijians who live overseas, the Elections Office is currently focusing its energy and resources on ensuring the electronic voter registration deployment plan is carried out in a credible and transparent manner," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
"For those Fijians whose age or health genuinely prevents them from travelling in person to a voter registration centre, the Elections Office is currently making arrangements so that mobile registration teams will be able to visit them during the second half of the registration period."