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764,850 ballot papers printed for election

The Fijian Elections Office will print 764,850 ballot papers for the 2018 General Election. This was confirmed by the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem during a media tour yesterday at
20 Oct 2018 12:38
764,850 ballot papers printed for election
Supervisor for Election Mohammed Saneem. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

The Fijian Elections Office will print 764,850 ballot papers for the 2018 General Election.

This was confirmed by the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem during a media tour yesterday at Star Printery in Raiwai, where the ballot papers are being printed.

He said the printing of postal ballot papers started on Wednesday night after the Electoral Commission confirmed the number of candidates.

FEO will print 20,000 Postal ballot papers. Pre-poll and Election Day ballot papers will be printed thereafter, he said.

He said, so far FEO had received 4000 postal voting applications and they would be expecting more.

“The FEO will print 92,400 ballot papers for pre-poll and 652,450 ballot papers for election day.

“The candidate numbers or the Voter Instruction Booklet has already been circulated to the media and has been uploaded on our website.”

He said Voter Services Centres were open throughout the country in the event voters needed to replace their voter cards.

“However, we will not register any new voters and neither will we amend details. We will only replace lost or stolen cards. Finally, we wish all candidates the very best for their campaigns in the 2018 General Election and hope that campaigns are in compliance with the electoral laws,” he said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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