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Last chance to vote

Shalveen Chand
Monday, August 04, 2014

PEOPLE intending to vote in the General Election and are yet to register have only until this afternoon to do so.

Failure to register by this afternoon will mean missing out in having their say on who they want in the nextgovernment.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem confirmed today was the last day to register.

According to the Elections Office, the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will also issue the Writ for Elections today in accordance to Section 59 of the Constitution and Section 19 of the Electoral Decree.

"All our registration centres will be open tomorrow (today) as well as a few new ones which have been advertised," said Mr Saneem.

"We are looking to open until 6pm to allow people time to get registered but we will see how that pans out."

In 2012, the Fijian Elections Office set a target of registering between 600,000 to 620,000 voters.

"That target still stands and we hope to achieve that by the end of the day."

Mr Saneem said the important thing was that today was the last day for people to get registered and vote.

In the last update provided by the Elections Office, more than 541,000 people had registered to vote in the September 17 general election.

The nomination day for candidates is August 18 and the National Candidates List will be out seven days later on August 25.





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