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Saneem: Use, Share Correct Info

Saneem: Use, Share Correct Info
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem
July 27
11:30 2017

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem has called on all political parties and voters to only use and share correct election information.

“It is the responsibility of every political party as well as every voter to ensure that election information is always provided and supplied with utmost integrity and correctness,” Mr Saneem said.

Mr Saneem’s comment came after a social media posting by a chief volunteer in a Political Party.

“The volunteer compiled and published a concocted table of registered voters in Fiji,” he said.

“This misinformation has been widely circulated on social media casting aspersions on the registration process.

“Whilst we will deal with this mischief and its maker through appropriate processes, our message to all voters is to verify electoral information especially the source. Such information which is not from an authentic source and not from the elections office must be disregarded as these are always bound to have errors.”

The 2017 Nationwide Voter Registration Drive which started on 22 May for 6 weeks was further extended by a week to cater for the high interest towards the end of the programme.

At the end of the nationwide drive, the Fijian Elections Office had recorded over 240,000 engagements with voters.

The elections office has already concluded the registration drive in the Pacific Island countries with the exception of Nauru, the Marshall Islands and Hawaii.

The total number of registered voters in the overseas category is 6270, hence the total of 616, 590.

Mr Saneem confirmed that the major registration drive for overseas voters is going to take place during the Fiji Day celebrations this year.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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