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1000 Handbooks Delivered To Registered Political Parties

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission yesterday dispatched 1000 copies of the 2018 General Election Polling Agent’s Handbook to the seven registered political parties. In explaining the process, chairperson Suresh
28 Jul 2017 11:00
1000 Handbooks Delivered To Registered Political Parties
Electoral Commission chairperson Suresh Chandra inspecting a copy of the 2018 General Election Polling Agent’s Handbook. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission yesterday dispatched 1000 copies of the 2018 General Election Polling Agent’s Handbook to the seven registered political parties.

In explaining the process, chairperson Suresh Chandra said it was essential that political parties were provided crucial information in terms of performance, rights and responsibilities and restrictions of polling agents in the next general election.

“And since we are still in July 2017, this is an opportune time for us to dispatch this material to them to assist them in their preparations,” he said.

He stressed the importance of political parties understanding the electoral process before they could positively participate in the process itself.

“The Electoral Commission has already established a procedure of meetings with the political parties periodically and the next meeting will be scheduled sometimes in August as soon as the dates are finalised,” he said.

The Fijian Elections Office had printed 10,000 copies of the Polling Agents Handbook so that it is widely disseminated around the country.

An e-copy of the Polling Agent’s Handbook is available for download on the Electoral Commission website: http://electoralcommission.org.fj/handbooks- and-manuals/

Source: The Electoral Commission

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