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Security for national election vital

Mere Naleba
Monday, January 20, 2014

OFFICIALS from the Elections Office are registering voters in the Lau Group.

At the same time, they are showing registered voters the database that contains their registration details.

In an Information Ministry statement, the village headman of Lomati in Cicia, Jeke Bese, said people were happy to see their names and photos in the National Register of Voters.

"Voters were eager to find their names and photos in the National Voter Register. It's the first time for this to happen and that is why the register is very popular with the village people," he said.

Mabula Village headman Torani Koroi said in the statement that villagers were making good use of the opportunity given by the Elections Office.

"Some who haven't been registered were registered. There were some who made corrections to their names," he said.

"I must say the availability of the facilities in the Elections Office to people in the village is very educational and we really appreciate this."

Elections Office official Vika Taka said the response by villagers had been overwhelming.

"We are really happy about their interest in making sure they are registered for the 2014 National Election," she said in the Information Ministry statement.

Apart from the continuing local registration, the Elections Office is also expected to register Fijians living overseas for the election, which is scheduled to be held before the end of September.

Four parties have registered to contest the polls and Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama is expected to name his political party soon.

Commodore Bainimarama has also stated he will step down as the military commander before announcing his party.

With the naming of the Electoral Commission two weeks ago, political parties are now waiting for the electoral legislation to be released and the appointment of the Supervisor of Elections.








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