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No More Excuses, Say Voters

The proximity of pre-polling venues to voters’ homes eliminates excuses for not being part of the electoral process. At pre-polling venues yesterday, voters expressed their optimism about the electoral process
10 Sep 2014 08:34
No More Excuses, Say Voters
Ballantine Memorial School students Fiji Day celebration at Albert Park on October 10, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The proximity of pre-polling venues to voters’ homes eliminates excuses for not being part of the electoral process.

At pre-polling venues yesterday, voters expressed their optimism about the electoral process and the future of Fiji.

First time voter, Solomoni Najicava, thought voters were a lot more motivated this time around.

“Before we would have to travel right to Korovuto at that time and we would use the excuse of no availability of transport to not vote.

“I have missed several elections for this but now I don’t have any excuse to not vote and I am happy that the pre-polling venue is closer now,” he said.

The 35-year old described the experience as easier than he thought it would be.

“When I went in it was really quick and easy, we were being told about the voting system from the elections team and it has really helped us adapt to the process.

“Since this is my first time I would say that I like the experience,” he said.

Mr Najicava had never imagined voting so close to his home.

“I am glad that the venue is here now and I am sure that I am not the only one who is happy about this,” he said.

Fifty-two year old, Wainikiti Navuselai, who voted for the third time,  was also grateful for the proximity of the pre-polling venue. “Because the venue is just a walk away I managed to complete all the house chores and bring my grandson with me without any hassle,” she said.

Mrs Navuselai prays for the best party to win in the elections.

“I pray for Fiji and whichever party that will help take Fiji forward,” she said.

Feedback: varanisese.naisilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 

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