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Voter rolls on display

Shalveen Chand
Monday, December 23, 2013

THE Elections Office plans to have the Register of Voters displayed in public places is paying dividends this holiday.

Seaqaqa teacher Vimlesh Prasad and his younger brother Atinesh Prasad got a chance to check their names in Nasinu.

Mr Prasad said he was on Viti Levu attending a summer course and while shopping yesterday, he was been able to check his name.

"I think this was a brilliant idea to have the register made available in places accessible to the public," Mr Prasad said.

"I would not have been able to check if my name was going to appear in the register or not.

"Next year will be the first time I am going to vote and I am looking forward to it."

Mr Prasad added there was much anticipation towards the election next year and so far steps taken by the government had been positive.

Ilai Yauviritaki from Ovea in Tailevu had registered to vote during the voter registration drive last year.

"Yes, I am going to vote.

"I want my voice heard when deciding on a new government," he said when asked if he was going to vote.

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

Elections Office staff members will be present at major supermarkets in the West and North and at the post office in Kadavu and at MH Supermarket in Levuka.