Terms of reference for the Multinational Observer Group

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum speaks to the media as Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes, Electoral Commission chairperson Suresh Chandra and other guests looks on after the sigining at the Ro Lalabalavu House in Suva on Tuesday, September 04, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE duties of the Multinational Observer Group have clearly been outlined in their terms of reference as set out by the Government.

The Government had set out the terms of reference for the Multinational Observer Group (MOG) for the coming general elections.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for Elections Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum said the terms of reference would allow the group to observe and evaluate the functions and operations of the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) for the 2018 General Election.

The Terms of Reference for the Multi Observer Group was signed earlier this week.

The following points are in the Terms of Reference that would allow the group to observe and evaluate the functions and operations of the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) for the 2018 General Elections:

1. Observe and evaluate the functions and operations of the Fijian Elections Office with respect to the 2018 General Election.

2. Observe and evaluate the voter registration process and the establishment of the National Register of Voters and the Polling Station Voter list.

3. Observe and evaluate the voter awareness campaign including voter information provided or authorized by the Fijian Elections Office

4. Observe and evaluate the nomination and registration of candidates and conduct of political parties as prescribed in the Fijian Electoral Act 2014.

5. Observe and evaluate pre-poll, postal voting and election day operations and events that facilitate voter operations and compliance with procedures established in the Electoral Act.

6. Observe and evaluate the vote counting, the determination of elections results and the dissemination thereof.

7. Observe and evaluate the resolution of disputes through the Electoral cycle including any mechanism established to hear and adjudicate election related disputes.

8. Assess whether the voting process of the Fijian Elections Office facilitated and assisted voters to exercise their right to freely vote and whether the outcome of the 2018 General Elections broadly represented the will of all Fijian voters.

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