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Villagers Positive On Prepolling

Villagers Positive On Prepolling
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September 05
09:54 2014

A few minor complaints about the registration process at the Nakalawaca Community Hall, Namalata, Tailevu, were not enough to dampen the positive mood with voters who gathered there yesterday.

Nakalawaca villager Saini Nabunobuno, 47, said she had initially been told that she was scheduled to vote in her village yesterday but when she turned up her name was not on the list.

‘’I’ve been told I need to go for pre-polling next week at Waidalice which is inconvenient for me. I had already filled in the form to change the place where I vote,’’ she said.

However, the rest of the voters gathered around the community hall where pre-polling was taking places traded jokes and shared cordial juice as they waited for family members to finish voting.

Milika Sekivivico, 65, said it was convenient for elderly people like her.

‘’Yes I am very happy it is here in the village because I don’t have far to walk. The only problem is that I don’t have reading glasses because when we look at the numbers on the ballot paper it is not ordered like in the booklet so I think we can get a bit confused looking for our number,’’ she said.

Saini Vakasilini,52, proudly showed the Fiji Sun news team her inked finger to show that she had voted.

‘’Yes, it was very good to have the pre-polling here but maybe some people will get confused with the numbers because they can’t read it properly,’’ she said.

On hand at the Nakalawaca community hall to observe the voting process were international observers Michelle McKendy from Australia and Wyatt Beetham Creech from New Zealand.




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