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Voter Roll ‘At 636,764

Voter Roll ‘At 636,764
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem. Photo: Fiji Elections office
June 07
11:00 2018

The Fijian Elections Office has confirmed a total of 636,764 eligible voters on the Voter Roll as at May 31, 2018.

Supervisor of Elections Mo­hammed Saneem said one of the processes in ensuring that a clean and updated voter roll was maintained, was the verification and removal of deceased voters, which is a legislative require­ment under the Electoral Act.

“Deceased voters are only re­moved upon confirmation from the next of kin,” Mr Saneem said.

He said it may limit the removal of deceased persons depending on consistency of information provided from the Registrar Gen­eral’s office on births, deaths and marriages.

“So far we have removed a total of 13,380 deceased voters from the roll, including 3681 in 2018,” he said.

The Fijian Elections Office has urged family members, friends or members of communities to inform them if there is someone on the voter roll who has passed away and should be removed.

“The FEO has a confirmation of deceased voter form available at all our voter service centres Fiji wide,” Mr Saneem said.

“We have made it simple for in­dividuals to provide this vital in­formation to us.”

The breakdown of the total number of voters registered are as follows:

Central – 264,745

Eastern- 26,006

Northern- 94,954

Overseas 7490

Western- 243,569

Mr Saneeem said: “this Voter Roll is not final because the Fi­jian Election Office will continue adjudication and verification of the Voter Roll until the Writ for the 2018 General Election is issued and that is when the Na­tional Register of Voters must be finalised.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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