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Public access to voters' register

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, December 21, 2013

THE National Register of Voters set up at the Market Police Post in Suva has seen good traffic over the past two days.

Thursday was busier than yesterday as people were more focused towards getting their Christmas shopping done in time.

On the day, there were about 200 people who were at the police post to see if their names were in the register.

The Elections Office has placed the register in 16 locations in the Central Division, seven in the West, five in the North and three in the Eastern Division, including Kadavu and Levuka.

People can view their names and at the same time register themselves if they have not.

Atnish Chand, 32, of Samabula, registered at the police post.

He said he had voted only once before and was looking forward to the election next year.

"It's going to be interesting if the old politicians make a come- back. I personally want to see younger members in parliament," he said.

Joseph Simon, 48, of, Nabua, was too busy doing his Christmas shopping.

"I still haven't registered to vote. I think I will come back next week when I am less busy. I sure want to have a say in who our leaders are going to be after the election," Mr Simon said.

Centres in the Central Division are open from 8am to 7pm and will be there until Christmas Eve.