23rd August 06:27 PM
People, political parties and candidates asked to comply with 48 hrs campaign blackout period
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Monday 12/11/2018

The Fijian Elections Office is calling on people, political parties and candidates to comply with the 48 hours campaign blackout period.

In a press conference today, Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem urged people to take heed of the legal requirements in relation to the blackout period and also asked all political parties to put down their billboards and advertisements before midnight tonight.

The 48 hour campaign blackout means that there is to be no more political campaigns, campaign advertisements, political rallies, banners, posters, billboards or media reports.

Saneem has also called on voters to check their polling venues as a few changes in polling venues were made earlier in the year.

When questioned, Supervisor of Elections says that this detail has been updated in the voters detail in their system and voters can access the changes by sending their voter identification number via text or toll free 1500.

Saneem says that they will also put up sign boards at terminated venues to direct voters to their new polling stations.

Meanwhile, 550,220 voters are eligible to vote during polling day on Wednesday.

The Elections office has also confirmed that all 587 pre-poll venues have been successfully polled as at 2.30pm yesterday with at least 63 percent turnout where a total of 44,667 voters have cast their votes and the last voter turnout numbers from Natia in Yasawa are yet to be released.

69,472 voters were eligible to vote during pre poll.

As of yesterday, the Fijian Elections Office had received a total of 3,360 postal votes and this included 783 postal votes from serving peacekeepers.

11,227 voters are eligible to vote through postal voting.

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