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Voter education interests grow

Nasik Swami
Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE Fijian Elections Office has confirmed that a number of organisations have indicated a desire to conduct information and education programs related to the forthcoming election.

According to the Elections Office, the Supervisor of Elections and the Electoral Commission both had the capacity to approve applications under this section of the Electoral Decree.

"To provide consistency, we have decided that all organisations should be given a guide to the general parameters of approval and a standard application template," the Elections Office said in a statement.

The Elections Office stated the guide will give organisations a clear understanding of what is desired in an application and some indicators of what needs to be included when the application is made.

In a meeting with political parties and civil society groups on Tuesday, Electoral Commission chairman Chen Bunn Young said NGOs would be able to apply for certification to conduct voter education by the end of this week.

Mr Young said the requirement was part of the Electoral Decree.

He said in order to provide voter education, NGOs needed to satisfy certain conditions contained in the decree.

Mr Young said he had also assured the NGOs that the Elections Office would take into account some of the comments which were earlier made by NGOs regarding consideration for people living with disabilities.

"It is part of our overall planning," he said.








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