A BLACKOUT period could be included in the conduct of elections to ensure the voice of each political party is heard prior to the week of voting.
And according to Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, specific rules need to be included in the processes leading up to elections next year.
"We need to have rules specifically for what we call a blackout period. Many countries have a blackout period — a week before the vote is cast, people need to stop advertising," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
"If you don't have those sorts of rules, the rich political parties can bombard the television stations, radio stations and print media with only their advertisements.
"The poorer small parties aren't able to have their voices heard. We have very specific, genuine and transparent rules that need to be put in place and with a commitment to it, not just to make it look good."
He said they were focused on ensuring the right laws were in place for the successful conduct of elections.
In terms of preparations, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said they had agreed to a report being prepared by a group of experts.
"We have the Commonwealth representative, European Union and a rep from the New Zealand Elections Office to do a gap analysis and needs assessment.
"There are two separate reports that are given to us. We understand there is one that combines both of them so we'll obviously be starting that.
"We hope to have a meeting with the co-ordinating committee which consists of all the development partners who want to assist."
Meanwhile, he said the advertisement for a supervisor of elections would be made public soon and they would ensure it was circulated as widely as possible, not just in Fiji but throughout the world.
"We will be putting out advertisements through our overseas missions and also using countries that have missions here through their governments too."
The idea, he said, was to have a supervisor of elections who had a lot of experience.