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Voting in advance

Nasik Swami
Saturday, August 02, 2014

PRE-POLLING for the general election will start early next week and people in the police force, the military, doctors and nurses can vote in advance.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem confirmed that the rationale behind having doctors and nurses do postal vote was to ensure they stayed in hospitals and provide care for patients.

"So we want them to vote at their convenience. It's important we understand the type of services the group provides," Mr Saneem said.

"The decree allows us to pre poll and allow for postal voting for those involved in these kinds of areas and that's what we are doing."

Mr Saneem said majority of the police officers would do postal voting.

"We have spoken to the Police Commissioner because it is more convenient for a police officer to cast his vote before he goes to provide security at a polling venue.

"We would like to have the nurses and doctors to be at the hospital and not at the polling venue lining up."

He said pre-polling was available to other essential service providers such as people in the hotel industry.

"It's customised to Fiji's needs — this is to assure you that pre-polling will be with the same amount of security control as per voting on election day."

He said votes obtained through pre-polling would be counted after 6pm on September 17.

"The military is also part of the group, they will be at the barracks, so if they would have registered from their home, they would have to go out. We pre-poll them to allow them to be where they are."








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