Saneem: No voter registrations, amendments after writ is issued

Fiji's Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says once the writ of elections is issued no one will be able to amend their voter details or register to vote. However, the FEO has advised that voters who have lost their voters cards could have them replaced at various locations around the country until November 13. Picture: FILE

ONCE the writ of elections is issued no one will be able to amend their voter details or register to vote.

This was reiterated by Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem yesterday while giving an update on their voter roll at their headquarters.

Fiji’s total number of registered voters has now increased to 634,120 as of September 17.

Mr Saneem, while giving the latest figures on the voter roll, said John Wesley College was currently the largest polling venue for the 2018 General Elections.

“John Wesley college stands to be the largest polling venue with 5,203 voters assigned to this location we have an increase of 31 voters for this polling venue from the last announcement,” he said.

“The smallest polling venue is Sevata village in Serua which now only has 14 registered voters.”

Mr Saneem also highlighted that the Central Division had the highest number of voters until date.

“The breakdown is as follows central division has the highest number of voters with 262,629 voters; Eastern Division has 25,877 registered voters; Western Division has 243,183 registered voters and Northern Division has 84,390 voters,” Mr Saneem said.

He said 8,041 voters were registered from overseas and were eligible for postal voting.

“The total voter registration reflects a 0.35 per cent increase from our last update on August 1 the oldest voter on the voters roll is 117 years old and resides in the Northern Division,” he said.

Meanwhile, Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has clarified that the coming election would be held before November 22.

“That’s the current plan,” he said in an earlier report by this newspaper.

“It’s easy to work out when the election will be, it will be before the 22nd of November.”

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