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Vote, Young Soldiers Urge

Four first-time voters yesterday relayed an important message to all youth- make your vote count. The four- Jaspreet Chand, Sakeo Lewayaca, Joseva Saukuru and Waisale Rokovanadrotini, all privates with the
10 Sep 2014 08:13
Vote, Young Soldiers Urge
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Four first-time voters yesterday relayed an important message to all youth- make your vote count.

The four- Jaspreet Chand, Sakeo Lewayaca, Joseva Saukuru and Waisale Rokovanadrotini, all privates with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), yesterday cast their votes at Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua.

Private Saukuru was excited to cast his vote as part of pre-polling by the Fijian Elections Office. He said that the massive voter education campaign by the FEO was extremely helpful.

“We, youth, have more access to media, it is easy for us to understand the number system and how to vote. We had been privy to voter education for many days now.”

Their advice to other first time voters: “Voting is your right. This is a huge responsibility. Come out and exercise your right to vote. If you don’t cast the vote today, you should not complain about who forms government next and should not criticise any government policies.

“We, the youth, need to know what huge responsibility rests on our shoulders. Do the right thing and make sure you cast your vote.”

For another private, Anasa Saukiwai, this was not his first general election. Having voted in the previous general elections, Mr Saukiwai said voting this time around was a piece of cake for him.

“This was easier than previous elections. The presiding officers were well informed and they were also informed us properly on what to do. It was done very professionally.”

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