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Process difficult for the elderly

Litia Vulaidausiga
Friday, September 05, 2014

REPORTS of voter confusion among the elderly continued to trickle in from pre-polling stations in the Western Division.

At Waiyala SDA School, Miliana Naveni said the elderly found the voting process difficult.

"A few wanted us to write the candidate number on their hands because they couldn't cram them but we told them it wasn't allowed as our hands get checked," she said.

Also confused were a number of Sawene villagers who live on the outskirts closer to Waiyala.

"When they registered they wrote Sawene but they don't live in the village," she said.

"And they came here to vote because it was near but have been told they will be voting at Sawene."

The school is located atop a hill facing the main Valley Rd from across the Sigatoka River. A considerable number of voters had to cross shallow parts of the river to cast their ballot.








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