THREE teams from the Elections Office will leave the country next month to register Fijians living abroad beginning with New Zealand.
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the registration would begin on October 23-31 and would cost $40,000.
"There will be three teams going out to NZ led by a team leader and they will be focusing predominantly on Wellington and Auckland," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum told the media yesterday.
In Wellington, he said they would be working with Fiji's High Commission, and that they had identified pockets of Fijians living in different areas for registration.
He said the high commission would also be a base.
In Auckland, he said they had identified various locations where they could go and directly approach people themselves.
"We are using the Pacific Media Network for example, a program every Sunday in the iTaukei language where they will be talking about it.
"We are also using the community newspapers, subway newspapers and radio stations where we will advertise it and give in dates."
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said about 300 Fijians from all over the world had shown interest to register.
"Of course, they have to be Fiji citizens with a valid Fijian passport to register to vote.
"New Zealand is being used more as a test run and then, of course, we move on to Australia.
"We have some substantial number of people living in the UK. We also have people living in north coast of east America."
To register, he said Fijians could have a dual citizenship or be a permanent resident.
The teams will leave for NZ on October 22.