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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.





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