2018 General Elections: Printing of ballot papers begin

Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem with a newly-printed 2018 general elections ballot paper during a media tour at the Star Printery factory in Raiwai, Suva on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Picture: FT FILE/JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Fijian Elections Office has started the printing of the ballot papers for the 2018 General Elections from last night.

The ballot papers are being printed at the Star Printery in Raiwai, Suva.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said that 764,850 ballot papers would be printed for the November 14 polls.

“We invited the parties to come and observe the parent copies as well as the observers before we initiated the production of the postal ballot, ballot papers,” Mr Saneem said.

“The postal ballot, ballot paper productions has concluded and we are now waiting for the printing of the voter instruction booklets before we start packing the postal ballots for dispatch,” he told the media in a press briefing at the printery.

“In terms of printing, we will be printing 764,850 ballot papers for the 2018 General Election and as I’ve said we have finished printing 20,000 postal ballot papers,” Mr Saneem said.

Printing started at 8pm.

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