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Overseas Voter Registration Drive Begins Next Month

Overseas Voter Registration Drive Begins Next Month
May 22
11:01 2018

Teams to visit Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America between June 15th and 30th, 2018.

The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] plans to embark on an­other Overseas Voter Regis­tration [OVR] drive in June as part of its continuing preparations for the 2018 General Election.

This is possible due to the continu­ing calendar of Parliament which has presented the FEO with an op­portunity to engage in this round of overseas voter registrations and conduct awareness for its voters overseas.

Supervisor of Elections Moham­med Saneem said the plan was for the OVR teams to visit Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America between June 15th and 30th, 2018.

“We have once again requested the assistance of the Fiji Missions in the respective countries through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help in reaching out to the Fijian communities in these countries.”

This is to help the FEO identify lo­cations where there is a demand for voter services.

Individuals and community reps can also directly contact EVR Co-ordinator Litia Sema on litia.sema@feo.org.fj and +679 9002292 to register their interest.

The mandatory requirement to achieve registration is production of a valid Fijian Passport.

The FEO will also accept Certifi­cate of Citizenship for registration for those who may not have re­ceived their Fiji Passport yet.

During the last overseas regis­tration drive, our teams managed to provide services to 2900 voters overseas including 696 new regis­trations.

Voters registered overseas will only be able to vote through postal voting in the 2018 General Election.

Source: Fijian Elections Office

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