Hundreds rush to register in the eleventh hour

Lautoka residents rush to register for voting outside the Sugar City Mall. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

HUNDREDS of people in Lautoka made a last-ditch bid to register to vote after the Writ for the 2018 General Election was issued yesterday by President Jioji Konrote.

Officials from the Fijian Elections Office stationed at Sugar City Mall were kept busy throughout the day as people came prepared to register their details, verify existing information and, for new voters, to obtain their voter identification cards.

Mosese Tui from Natokowaqa said the voting process, as conducted by the FEO, was the most efficient he had experienced.

“I have been through many elections. And the way this voting process has been set up, it is very easy and good for everyone. There is a lot of awareness so people know what to do and where to go,” the 60-year-old said.

Mr Tui said having Voter ID cards also made life easier for all Fijians.

“The Voter ID cards help make the voting process very easy. I also like the fact that the FEO checked to make sure I was still staying at the same address and even asked me where I wanted to cast my vote.”

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