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554,566 voters

Nasik Swami
Friday, June 27, 2014

MORE than 100,000 youths have registered to cast their vote this year and make a choice for the government they want in power.

This includes people between the ages of 18 and 25, with the Elections Office confirming exactly 100,960 registered Fijian youths as of April this year.

At a two-day workshop organised by the Media Industry Development Authority in Suva, Election Supervisor Mohammed Saneem revealed that 71,576 people between the ages of 26 to 30 have registered to vote, 123,390 between the ages of 31 to 40, and 152,320 between the ages of 41 to 55.

Mr Saneem further revealed in the senior citizens category, 83,278 people between the ages of 56 to 70 have registered to vote, 22,749 between the ages of 71 to 90 and a total of 293 people above 91 years.

And also as of April this year, a total of 554,566 Fijians have registered nationwide to vote in the September 17 General Election.

According to the Elections Office, 282,053 of the total registered voters are males and 272,513 are females.

The Central Division has had the highest number of registration with 230,318 voters followed by Western Division with 211,832 voters, 86,250 in the Northern Division and 1988 overseas registration.


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