23rd August 07:42 PM
75,373 voter instruction booklets dispatched to pre-polling areas
By Navi Naivalurua and Timoci Qaranivalu
Thursday 01/11/2018
Fijian Elections Office Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications Edwin Nand

The Fijian Elections Office has dispatched a total of 75,373 voter instruction booklets in pre-polling areas whereby the total number of registered pre-polling voters stands at 69,466.

This was highlighted by the Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications Edwin Nand at Press Conference at the Fijian Elections Office.

Nand says that the distribution has been underway in pre-poll areas since the 24th of this month.

To date, the Fijian Elections Office has distributed 4,925 voter instruction booklets in the Lau group with 17 venues left to be covered.

Nand says that Lau Voter Awareness Team is currently in Vanuabalavu and later will move to Yacata before returning to Suva but are unable to cover Vatoa and Ono-i- Lau due to bad weather conditions.

He adds that the Fijian Elections Office has also dispatched 1,245 voter instruction booklets to Rotuma, 5,084 to the Lomaiviti group and 5,982 to Kadavu.

4,773 voter instruction booklets have been dispatched to 202 venues in the Western Division which includes, Yasawa Vatulele, Lautoka, Nadi, Ba, Tavua, Sigatoka, Keasi and Rakiraki.

In the Northern Division, 18,600 voters instruction booklets have been dispatched to pre-polling areas including Taveuni, Nabouwalu, Savusavu, Labasa and Seaqaqa.

In the Central Division, 32,532 voter instruction booklets were dispatched to Korovou, Tailevu, Beqa, Vunidawa and around the wider Suva areas.

Nand says that 112 Voter Awareness Assistants are currently engaged in the distribution of voter instruction booklets.

He says that in the Eastern Division, the Fijian Elections Office is yet to dispatch 6,600 voter instruction booklets to the Lau group which have 6,515 registered voters for pre-poll voting that begins next Monday.

Voters can also collect a copy of the voter instruction booklet at any of the Fijian Elections Offices around the country or on their website at www.feo.org.fj or on the Fijian Elections Office social media page.

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