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Voters come forward

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, February 27, 2014

VOTER registration proved to be quite the craze in Australia with some 664 Fijian citizens coming forward to register to vote in the September 2014 election.

The nine-day campaign from February 14 to February 22 was the first of its kind for Fiji as five registration teams travelled across 49 locations in the Australian Capital Territory to register Fijians, an Information Ministry statement read yesterday.

"The teams visited Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as other major towns and cities, such as Adelaide, Liverpool, Penrith, Griffith, Ballarat, Banyo, and Cairns," the statement detailed.

"For the exercise, a total of 13 specialised staff members were deployed from the Fijian Elections Office in Suva, supported by officials from the Fijian High Commission in Canberra and Fijian Consulate in Sydney."

According to the statement the drive cost a total of $F115,000.

"This campaign was well organised and well publicised, and we are satisfied that Fijian citizens living in Australia were given a very good opportunity to register to vote," Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said in the statement.

"Giving Fijian citizens living overseas the opportunity to register is an important part of conducting elections that are free, fair and credible."

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