23rd August 08:13 PM
Voters impressed with voting process
By Lena Reece, Pratika Mala, Mohammed Feroz and Apenisa Waqairadovu
Wednesday 14/11/2018

Looking at polling stations from around the country:

For first time voter Nafiza Bi who had cast her vote at Davuilevu Methodist Primary School this morning, voting today was a family event.

Bi says that her whole family discussed to go cast their votes together this morning.

She adds that today was an exciting moment as she had been looking forward to cast her vote.

Bi says she found the process very efficient as it took her only three minutes to cast her vote after arriving at the venue.

Presiding officer at the Davuilevu Methodist Primary School polling station, Shashi Kiran says despite the downpour seven people were already present at the venue before 7.30am.

In the Northern Division Shek Daud who casted his vote in Tabia says that despite the rain people are still arriving in numbers to cast their vote adding that it took him 5 minutes to cast his vote.

Deepak Kumar says that he was confident to cast his vote at Vitogo District School in Lautoka and was pleased with the assistance shown to voters at his polling venue.

For 73 year old Ilisapeci Vodo who had cast her vote at Adi Cakobau School in Sawani she says that it was a fairly easy process for her and members of her community.

Makarita Rakabu of Field 40 in Lautoka says that she impressed with the efficiency of the voting process compared to the 2014 election.

Meanwhile a voter Shelvin Kishore has shared on social media that it took him less than 5 minutes to cast his vote and has also urged people to go out and cast their votes and make their voices heard.

Kumar also commended the Fijian Elections Office for a well organised election.

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