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Confirm Your Polling Venue Now: Saneem

AQELA SUSU SUVA Voters will now be able to check where they should go and vote. This was after the Fijian Elections Office released the provisional voter list that coincided
30 Jul 2014 10:55

AQELA SUSU
SUVA

Voters will now be able to check where they should go and vote.
This was after the Fijian Elections Office released the provisional voter list that coincided with the launching of the Office’s call centre yesterday.
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said the releasing of the voter list was in line with the requirements of the Electoral Decree.
“This is in line with the Electoral Decree which requires that a voter can only vote at a polling station that he/she has been assigned to,” Mr Saneem said.
“The Provisional List that is being released today contains the following details; List per venue and the name of Polling Venue Voter assigned to.”
He said it was important that voters took heed of this information because on polling day a voter would only be able to vote at the polling station they had been assigned to.
“On September 17, since it is a public holiday, we have utilised the Department of Lands’ GIS software to locate voters to a polling venue nearest to the residential address provided to us at the time of registration.
“If you are listed in a Polling Venue not convenient to you anymore, we have a simple change of polling station application form that needs to be completed and submitted to the nearest FEO office before 6pm on 20 August 2014.”
“We will continue to update the provisional list on a weekly basis and if you have applied for a change, then the same will be effected and can be confirmed the following week,” he said.
As at June 30 the Fijian Elections Office has recorded approximately 570,000 registered voters in Fiji.
Mr Saneem also reiterated that the voter registration process would close on August 4 which would also be coinciding with the issuance of the writ, formalising the September 17 election date.
“No person will be registered after the writ is issued and therefore my advice to any person who remains not registered but is eligible to do so is to register now before it’s too late,” Mr Saneem said.
There are 1337 polling venues and 1987 polling stations.
Voters can check their polling venue for the September elections by following the below procedures.
q Type your EVR Number in an SMS and send it to 545.
q 545 will respond with your name and your Polling Venue.
q This is a free service and available to both Vodafone and Digicel users.
The voter list is also available in E- copies from the Fijian Elections Office and could be purchased for $1500 to use for electoral purposes.
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