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Voting guide launch

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, July 25, 2014

IT is important that young Fijian women understand their roles and responsibility in the September election and the newly launched My Guide to Voting booklet will provide them an opportunity to do so, says EU ambassador Andrew Jacobs.

He was at the Tanoa Plaza Hotel in Suva yesterday where the booklet was launched.

He said this initiative would be helpful in getting young women to vote.

"Your vote is necessary and it counts," Mr Jacobs said.

"Its not easy to know exactly what to do, not easy to know your responsibility, or your obligations in voting, so this publication is very impressive and clear and focuses on the issue of young women in Fiji exercising their electoral rights.

"It will be important during these last two months before the election that we get as many people to understand the electoral system."

Fiji Young Women's Forum co-ordinator Mamta Chand said 5000 copies had been printed and would be circulated around the country to young women through their various contacts who had been part of the two separate Fiji Young Women's forums conducted early this year.

"We are distributing it with the wider networks, FEMLINK and FWRM networks, through our focal points and contacts," Ms Chand said.

"We hope to have them distributed by the end of August, so come elections they have a better understanding because it's a personal election journey and they choose their own adventure."

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