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FEO Hosts Poll Visitor Programme

Five Fijians will get a chance to be part of the Election Visitor Programme (EVP) The Fijian Elections Office will host the EVP. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said anyone
23 Oct 2018 10:48
FEO Hosts Poll Visitor Programme
Members of the PYGMIES youth club outside the Lautoka FSC Mill with their FijiFirst banner. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Five Fijians will get a chance to be part of the Election Visitor Programme (EVP)

The Fijian Elections Office will host the EVP.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said anyone could apply.

“It is not an Observer Programme. It is a Visitor Programme and it will be managed by the FEO International Relations team therefore applicants would have to explain to us and convince us with the reasons behind their wish to join the EVP and what they would achieve from the EVP,” he said. “Our EVP will be a fully-funded programme under the 2018 General Election banner and in order to participate interested Fijians are required to send us an Expression of Interest [EOI] through our website by November 2, 2018.

“The 2018 General Election is an opportune time for us to host such an event and as usual the FEO will determine all the EOIs that we receive and select who will eventually participate together with the regional election management body officials for the Visitor Programme.

“The Visitor Programme will involve a one-day briefing prior to the election and visitations to polling venues on election day as well as to a count at one of the polling stations and then from there to the count centre itself and then to the results centre where the electoral commission will host the visitors that evening.”

“The intention of the Visitor Programme is to enable sharing of information and knowledge as well as election practices with our neighbouring countries from the region as well as some of our international partners who will be participating in this Visitor Programme to see the election from the inside,” he said. Edited by Epineri Vula

 

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