Fiji Time: 1:15 PM on Friday 18 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Poll officials recruitment

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, May 23, 2014

PANAPASA Vakaenei believes he has the experience to become a good presiding officer at the September 17 polls.

The 56-year-old retired military officer was one of the many Fijians who were at the FMF National Gymnasium yesterday to register for the polling day officers job.

"I actually applied for a post at the Fiji Elections Office earlier this year but because of age limitations, I wasn't able to get it," Mr Vakaenei said.

"I worked for 26 years as a warrant officer and my job as an administrator was to train soldiers who were willing to take up clerical work.

"With the knowledge and the much training I had, I believe the door is now open for me to be a presiding officer."

The Moala, Lau native said he was confident of landing a job at this year's election and controlling a polling station would suit him because of his experience.

On the first day of the recruitment, 1100 people registered. A large crowd also gathered at the gymnasium yesterday to register.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said it was encouraging to see ordinary Fijians taking ownership of election, the idea being to make it a participatory process.

Recruitment continues today at the Vale ni Bose Government Station at Vunidawa, Naitasiri, FNU Nasinu, Nausori Parish Hall and Lomary Parish Hall.

The government had announced 14,000 people would be recruited to serve as polling day officials.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63320.6142
JPY 55.309152.3091
GBP 0.38640.3784
EUR 0.42580.4138
NZD 0.69220.6592
AUD 0.63630.6113
USD 0.50100.4840

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Living in fear
  2. Sidal is new teen queen
  3. Force denies it owes diver
  4. Doctor testifies in murder case
  5. Handling of independence was wrong, court told
  6. Cavuilati: Use traditional hierarchy
  7. 18,600 speeding
  8. 'Precedence for separate state'
  9. Dad admits rape, court told
  10. FTA inquiry determines lawful office bearers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Couple ties knot on REACH mobile bus Sunday (13 Aug)
  3. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  4. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  5. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  6. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  7. Hope in the darkest hour Thursday (17 Aug)
  8. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)
  9. Retirement age, salary on agenda Wednesday (16 Aug)
  10. Surprise hailstorm Thursday (17 Aug)