78-year-old Sainimere Rauqeuqe, who has voted in the past elections which include the 2006 elections, says this was by far the most inclusive and accessible one that she has encountered.
Rauqeuqe who was at the Kinoya Methodist Kindergarten Hall before midday with her granddaughter to cast her vote has difficulty in walking and she says it took her just two minutes.
Fijivillage also spoke to 18-year-old Kaminieli Radovu who is a student of Assemblies of God High School about his experience as a first time voter.
Presiding Officer for the Kinoya Methodist Kindergarten Hall, Rupeni Madigi who is a school teacher by proffession says there was a 50% voter turnout until midday.
He says the polling station was crowded after 7.30am as voters turned up in large numbers to cast their votes early in the morning and head back home.
Madigi says he was an elections official during the 2014 elections and in comparison to voter awareness he has witnessed that this elections over 50% voters that turned at the station knew what to do well.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.