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631,895 Voters Registered By End Of July

631,895 Voters Registered By End Of July
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem briefs President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote at the Fijian Elections Office. Photo: FEO
August 02
10:06 2018

As at July 31, 2018, the Fijian Elections Office has recorded a total of 631,895 registered voters.

This was highlighted by the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem during a press conference held at the FEO headquarters in Suva yesterday.

In the Central Division, there are 261,603 registered voters.

In the Eastern Division, we have recorded 25,941 registered voters.

From the Western Division, the FEO has registered 242,171 voters and

from the Northern Division, the number of registered voters stand at 94,200.

There are 313,239 registered female voters and 318,656 registered male voters.

Mr Saneem said there were 7980 voters who had registered overseas and would be eligible to cast their vote via postal ballot.

“We had a total of 3572 new registrations between June and the end of July,” he said.

Supervisor of Elections also highlighted that currently the John Wesley Primary School was the polling venue with the highest number of voters with 5172 while Dogotuki Village FEO Tent has the smallest number of voters with 19.

Mr Saneem also confirmed that a total of 7,684 have been removed from the voters list.

“We have removed a total of 24,230 deceased voters from the roll including 14,696 in 2018. “Between the months of June and July, we removed a total of 7684 deceased voters,” Mr Saneem said.

He said the motive of an accurate voter list was to ensure that eligible voters are able to cast a ballot, reduce inaccuracies, and speed up the voter identification process at polling venues.

“We are still requesting family members, friends or members of communities to please inform us if there is someone on the voter roll who has passed away and should be removed.

This is essential for the FEO to maintain a very clean an accurate roll.

“We do not want to remove people without getting confirmation and as such we will go to great lengths to ensure that the persons that have been removed from the voters list are confirmed as deceased,” Mr Saneem said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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