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Nasik Swami
Friday, August 01, 2014

SUPERVISOR of Elections Mohammed Saneem says the ballot boxes for the September 17 general election will be safeguarded by the Fiji Police Force.

Mr Saneem said it would be guarded as soon as ballot papers were inside the box and during transportation of the ballot boxes.

"Once the complete package is done, then police will be present during the packaging and they will be present during the cartage," he said.

Mr Saneem said the ballot boxes would be transported in the morning to the polling station, voting would take place, counting would take place, results would come out, the counted documents would be sealed inside the ballot box and transported back.

He said the ballot boxes would be transported by vehicles, helicopters, planes, ships and election officials.

On the ballot paper, Mr Saneem said with some projections, the Elections Office might not need to print more than 10 per cent of the ballot papers.

"However, this is something that we are working on considering we haven't yet closed the rolls and once the rolls close, then we will know the exact number of voters and then we will make our assessments from there."








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