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Elections Office Reveals Total Number Of Registered Voters

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) has revealed that the total number of registered voters stands at 624,404 as at December 31, 2017. Out of the total registered voters, 308,780 are
19 Jan 2018 13:13

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) has revealed that the total number of registered voters stands at 624,404 as at December 31, 2017.

Out of the total registered voters, 308,780 are females and 315,624 are males.

The Central Division has 263,506 votes, Western Division has 232,606, Northern Division has 94,408 and Eastern Division recorded 26,320 voters.

At the conclusion of the overseas voter registration drive, the FEO has recorded 7,564 voters all of who have to apply for a postal vote once the election date is announced.

The FEO has also confirmed that it will operate 1435 Polling venues around the country.

Pre-poll will be conducted at 589 venues out of the 1435 venues and the remaining 846 will vote on Election Day.

Based on the voter data, the FEO calculates it will operate 1551 polling stations on Election Day.

The total number of voters (without factoring any voter who may apply for a postal vote) who are ideally expected to vote on Election Day stands at 550,735 and those under Pre-poll arrangements are 73,669.

The 7,564 voters registered overseas will have to apply for a postal vote once the election date is announced.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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