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Aussie Fijians to register for vote

By Nanise Loanakadavu
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Update: 1:07PM FIJIANS living in Australia will now be able to vote in the September election.

This after the Fijian Elections Office announced the details of the campaign to register Fijians there.

A statement issued from the Ministry of Information says that five registration teams from the Elections Office will be registering potential voters from February 14 to 22 at multiple locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, including Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.

It says the teams will also be visiting other major towns and cities in these three states, such as Penrith, Griffith, Ballarat, Banyo, and Cairns.

The complete program is available on the Elections Office website or from the Fiji High Commission in Canberra.

Every Fijian over the age of 18 is being encouraged to come forward and is required to produce a valid Fijian passport.

The chairman of the Electoral Commission, Chen Bunn Young, said that it would be working closely with the permanentsSecretary Responsible for Elections, Mohammed Saneem, and the Fiji High Commission to oversee this important undertaking.