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Drivers listed for postal voting

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, August 21, 2014

BUS drivers and taxi drivers have been listed for postal voting.

The Electoral Commission and Fijian Elections Office want to ensure that on September 17, voters have access to transportation to get to polling venues.

Electoral Commission chairman Chen Bunn Young said they were in talks with bus operators to ensure all registered voters had access to transport.

"We have already met the taxi people and they have expressed support to provide services on that day," said Mr Young.

"The only thing we have to consider now is to include taxi drivers in postal voting and we suggested to them that they do so like everybody else by way of application."

Mr Young said bus operators were a slightly different category because they catered for a large population of voters, especially in the rural areas "and we will be looking forward to that".

"So, I have deputised James Sowane to work with the people in the elections office to identify the polling venues, the roads and routes that will need extra bus services.

Polling venues will be finalised later this week.

Journalists are also included among those who may vote before September 17.








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