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Party funds voters

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, February 17, 2014

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party is using its funds to get its supporters registered to vote in the general election.

SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu said the party was paying for its members' transport costs to the registration centres.

Mr Tabaiwalu has urged the Electoral Commission to extend the registration of voters, claiming many people have yet to register.

In a letter to the Electoral Commission, Mr Tabaiwalu requested an extension to the voter registration process. "In the past, a house to house registration process was enacted," he said.

"The party is now using its own funds to register its members, paying for their transport to the registration centres."

Mr Tabaiwalu said the first step in the process to free and fair elections was giving all citizens a chance to register.

He also urged the commission to urgently set out a voter awareness/education program and involve all stakeholders in the process, especially political parties.

"The time is short and there is still a lot to do. Thousands of personnel will be required in the whole process.

"It will be a new system of voting and there is urgency required."





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