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Briefing for trainers as voting education awareness starts

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FIJIANS will soon get a fair idea of how voting will be done in the September 17 election.

The Elections Office announced yesterday that the first batch of voter education officials would begin their tour on June 16 which includes travelling to outer islands and various parts of the country to let the public know how to vote.

Eighteen civic trainers were briefed by Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

"Every one of you now is a representative of the Fijian Elections Office and your actions reflect on all of us and the preparations we are making for the 2014 General Election," Mr Saneem told the trainers.

"At all times, we must operate with the highest standards of conduct in order to maintain the faith and trust of the Fijian people.

"Nothing less will be tolerated by me or by the public whom we serve. There will be times when you are faced by those who might try to discredit you, belittle the work you are doing, or ask you to bend the rules."

The Supervisor of Elections reminded his staff members that the task entrusted to them was an important one.

"As civic trainers, you are responsible for explaining the new electoral system to the Fijian people so that voters are prepared for election day by knowing how to vote and how their votes will be counted.

"Through the course of your training, we will teach you how to use simple language to explain the different issues, although you must be aware that some people will understand the new system straight away, while others might need a little more time.

"I expect that you will remain calm, approachable, friendly and patient under any circumstance. Remember to always treat others the way you would expect to be treated yourselves."

The Elections Office will recruit another 22 civic educators to complement the existing number.








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