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Flagged for pre-polling

Nasik Swami
Friday, August 01, 2014

THE Fijian Elections Office has confirmed it was still working on pre-polling areas ahead of the September 17 general election.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said his office had already flagged parts of Lau and Lomaiviti Groups for pre-polling.

"For the interiors and highlands, these are some of the areas that we are contemplating on and we will be releasing this shortly. We will make the dates, times and itineraries available," Mr Saneem said.

He revealed some small villages would also be flagged for pre-polling.

"Just to add something, in the past elections, what used to happen is that small villagers near big villages used to come and vote at the big village — the problem that created was that the elderly and the pregnant women and the disabled people disenfranchised because they would have to climb a hill or walk two or three kilometres.

"In this election, what we are going to do is pre-poll the small villages so they don't have to come to the big village."





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