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Party to file application for change in ballot paper

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

THE National Federation Party will soon file an application in court seeking changes to the ballot paper that will be used in the 2014 General Election.

Party president Tupou Draunidalo confirmed their lawyers were working on the application.

"Our lawyers are working on it. The sooner they file it the better. We are hoping it's done soon," Ms Draunidalo said.

She said the party felt the ballot paper was not voter-friendly and an obstacle course to voting.

"And that's the reaction from the public when the party leader and I have been out about meeting people in the Western Division last week.

"People expressed shock when they saw the sample of the ballot paper that is attached to the decree (Electoral Decree)."

Ms Draunidalo said some members of the public were confused when they saw the ballot paper — questioning where the names, photos and party symbols were.

"The application will be seeking the court's opinion on whether that ballot paper that is in the decree complies with the Constitution.

"The ballot paper in our opinion does not measure up. We want to seek the courts judgement and direction."








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