Fiji Time: 5:29 AM on Sunday 22 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Writ of election

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

THE writ for the 2014 General Election was issued by the Acting President Chief Justice Anthony Gates to the Fijian Electoral Commission yesterday morning.

This was done in accordance with Section 59 of the Constitution and Section 19 of the Electoral Decree.

"I command you to cause an election to be held according to law of 50 members to sit and vote in parliament," Justice Gates read out.

"And I appoint the sixth hour past noon on the 4th day of August 2014 to be time and the end date before which the registration of voters for the election is to be made.

"And I hereby direct that you must receive nominations of candidates at the Fijian Elections Office situated at 59 High St, Toorak, Suva by 12 noon on the 18th day of August 2014."

Justice Gates said pre-poll voting and postal voting must take place prior to September 17.

Names of the members of parliament have to be endorsed and the writ is to be returned by October 1.

Chairman of the Fijian Elections Office Chen Bunn Young issued the Notice of Nomination later in the afternoon.

Attorney-General and Elections Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the moment was historic.

"This is the first time in our history where we are going to have a one person one vote, one value and where you're not going to have any legal enforcement on ethnic voting and you will have 18-year-olds voting for the very first time too," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61840.5994
JPY 56.315753.3157
GBP 0.37500.3670
EUR 0.41770.4057
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.63150.6065
USD 0.49690.4799

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, October, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sex, sluts and the internet
  2. Whitewash
  3. FLP raises concern over statement by police chief
  4. Api joins camp
  5. Navuma's rise
  6. Permanent secretary suspended
  7. Foreign students 'robbed'
  8. Chinese envoy refutes ABC report
  9. Fry no more, just freeze
  10. Alleged police brutality case

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miranda turns to sex work to survive Thursday (19 Oct)
  2. Man allegedly hit by bulldozer blade, dead Tuesday (17 Oct)
  3. Final in mind Monday (16 Oct)
  4. Sweets for the homeless Friday (20 Oct)
  5. Faith, a true survivor against all odds Tuesday (17 Oct)
  6. Villagers pass around eTransport card Monday (16 Oct)
  7. Dreams do come true Thursday (19 Oct)
  8. Sex, sluts and the internet Saturday (21 Oct)
  9. Unsolved mystery of MV Joyita Sunday (15 Oct)
  10. Plans for Bati Sunday (15 Oct)