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Election drive on

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

THE Fiji Elections Office expects about 1600 people in Lautoka to apply for jobs during the September election.

This was determined after recruitment drives started across the Western Division yesterday.

Fiji Elections Office public relations officer Ana Niumataiwalu said the response from the Western Division was overwhelming.

"The positions available for people are presiding officer, assistant presiding officer, venue co-ordinator, polling day workers and pre poll staff," she said.

"Ideally, we require people from the vicinity of each polling venue or station to work in that particular polling venue or station.

"We will also seek a limited number of people to conduct pre polling in remote locations throughout Fiji.

"All selection will be made on merit.

"The application forms will be provided to the applicants and they will be given an opportunity to fill out the forms.

"Applicants will complete an application form and sit a short test.

"Results of this test will be used to determine an order of merit for positions in each polling station.

"The process should take no longer than 30 minutes."

According to Ms Niumataiwalu, more than 6500 had sent in their applications so far.

"The 2014 general election is for everyone.

"This is an opportunity for people to be part of the process so we encourage all those interested to send through their applications."

The recruitment drive will continue in Lautoka today from 8.30am to 4.30pm at the Khatriya Hall.

Other places where drives will take place include Ba Town Council, Nalauwaki Village hall in Waya, Naviti Kesi Village hall in Naviti and Matawailevu Village hall.

Government had earlier stated 14,000 Fijians would be recruited as polling day officials.





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