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Education important

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

GIVEN the importance of voter education in the lead-up to the September polls, The Fiji Times, in the coming weeks, will strive to provide its readers with a regular dose of information to assist the general public familiarise themselves with the voting processes.

Watch this corner every day as we provide election terminology, definitions, and also the voting process that will assist you come September 17.

As announced by the government, Fiji will have its much-awaited general election on September 17, a day declared as a paid public holiday.

When you will vote:

According to the Fijian Elections Office, most Fijians will vote between 7.30am and 6pm.

Some Fijians will be allowed to vote before September 17, including Fijians who will be away on the election day, those who have to work on election day, the sick and elderly who cannot travel to a polling station and those living in designated remote areas.

And those who fall into these categories, the Fijian Elections Office will make arrangements for early voting or voting by post.

Who can vote:

According to the Fijian Elections Office, only registered voters will be allowed to vote.

Those who have not registered will not be allowed to register on election day.

The voter registration will stop when election writs are issued on August 4 — 44 days before the election to allow the final version of the voter register to be compiled in time for polling.

According to the Fijian Elections Office, if a voter wants to vote, he/she should be registered before August 4 at any one of the registration centres around the country.

The voter must vote in person and will not be able to have someone else vote on his/her behalf.

Where to vote:

Every voter will be assigned to a polling station close to where they live. According to the Fijian Elections Office, the voter must only vote at the assigned polling station.

The polling station locations would be published in newspapers and broadcasted on radio, free-to-air television at least 30 days before election day.

The Fijian Elections Office says it will conduct an extensive public education drive to ensure all voters know what polling station they have been assigned to before the elections day.

Source: Fiji Elections Office

* Tomorrow: How to cast your vote

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