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Frequently asked general election questions

Fijian Elections Office
Monday, May 05, 2014

Q: I haven't registered to vote, how can I register?

A: You can register to vote at any one of the permanent registration centres that are open in major towns and cities around Fiji.

Q: Do I need to take anything with me when I register?

A: On the day you go to register, you will need to bring one valid form of ID. Your birth certificate, passport, FNPF Card, driving license, Social Welfare Card or work ID carrying a photograph are all acceptable.

Q: Is voter registration compulsory? Are there any penalties if I do not register?

A: Voter registration is not compulsory and there are no penalties if you do not register. However, only registered voters can: vote, become a member of a political party, hold an official position in a political party and stand as candidates for election.

Q: Can I vote without being registered?

A: No, the only way you can vote is if you have registered.

Q: Can I register more than once?

A: No. It is against the law to register more than once. Anyone found using a false ID or attempting to register more than once will be in violation of the Crimes Decree, specifically, giving false information to a public official, and will possibly face prison time and/or fines.

Q: If I lose my Voter ID Card, what should I do?

A: You need to report this at the nearest police station and ask for a police report. You will then need to present this report at any one of the permanent registration centres located around the country or at the Elections Office in Suva to receive a new Voter ID Card.

Q: My name is spelt incorrectly on my Voter ID Card. How can I correct it?

A: Bring your Voter ID Card and a valid form of ID to any one of the Permanent Registration Centres located around the country, or to the Elections Office in Suva, and we will be able to correct your details and issue you with a new Voter ID Card.





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