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2018 general elections: FEO to train presiding officers

Monday, February 05, 2018

Update: 12:51PM THE Fijian Elections Office (FEO) will be training 4500 applicants as presiding officers and assistant presiding officers for this year's election.

Acting director strategic development and communications Edwin Nand said training for those election officers would soon begin.

"Following the successful completion of the 2018 general elections' election officials recruitment drive last month, we received 17,016 applications," Mr Nand said.

"While recruitment was ongoing, we had begun half-day trainings and from those training, we've identified individuals who qualified for training as presiding officers and assistant presiding officers.

"Applicants were selected on merit after sitting for a test at the end of the half-day training."

Mr Nand said the presiding officers would have a one-day training program from February 8 to March 3.

He said they were targeting 25 participants for each training session and based on the number of polling stations, they would be training the 4500 officials by March 3.

For this week - Week 1, training will be from Thursday to Saturday from 7.30am to 5pm at the following venues:

1. FEO Conference Room (Saturday only)

2. Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP)

3. Kshatriya Hall - Lower Hall

4. Kshatriya Hall - Upper Hall

5. Studio Six Conference Room

6. Nausori Village Hall

7. Sila Central High School - 3 venues (Saturday only)

8. Lautoka Civic Centre

9. Nadi Civic Centre (Saturday only)

10. Kshatriya Hall - Labasa

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