GOVERNMENT has extended the electronic voter registration (EVR) period by one day and it will now end tomorrow.
A government statement released last night, confirmed this saying, all of the urban voter registration centres (VRCs) would remain open tomorrow.
However, it said, this would be with the exception of the registration centre in Ovalau, in the Lomaiviti Group which would close today.
"This will give Fijians, especially those whose work might keep them from registering during the week, an extra day on the weekend to register," permanent secretary responsible for elections Mere Vuniwaqa said.
"We want to ensure that Fijians have every opportunity to register before the intensive period of EVR ends," Ms Vuniwaqa said.
After September 1, Ms Vuniwaqa said registration would close across all centres for at least two and a half months to allow the Elections Office to carry out data verification and analysis.
Meanwhile, according to registration results recorded for August 29, a total of 4671 people were registered.
A government statement, that was also released yesterday, said the provisional grand total of the registration so far stood at 470,169.
As of August 29, figures showed that a total of 188,888 people have registered in the Central Division, 180,233 in the Western Division, 78,720 in the Northern Division and 22,328 in the Eastern Division.