THE Elections Office does not expect any of its clerks to stay in accommodation that does not meet accepted standards of security, cleanliness and hygiene.
And it will send out officials around Viti Levu to look into accommodation concerns that have been raised by some electronic voter registration clerks through this newspaper.
"We reiterate however, that this sort of complaint must be relayed directly so that it can be handled with the necessary level of expediency and urgency," permanent secretary for Elections Mere Vuniwaqa said.
"We are concerned that in some instances, individuals are leveraging confusions and complaints in an attempt to undermine the credibility and the legitimacy of this process," she said.
Mrs Vuniwaqa encouraged EVR clerks who have a question, concern or complaint to contact her directly so that they can work together to resolve the issue.
A caller told The Fiji Times earlier this week that EVR clerks were put in motels where no other civil servant would want to spend the night at.
However, Mrs Vuniwaqa said the Elections Office was committed to ensuring that registration clerks are well looked after and that all their questions are answered and concerns addressed.
"In order for the Elections Office to best be able to provide any necessary clarification or to solve any problem, we must be contacted directly.
"Using the media to communicate concerns and complaints is not an appropriate way to resolve issues surrounding deployment and the payment of wages," said Mrs Vuniwaqa.