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Applications For Postal Voting Closed

The following is a statement by the Fijian Elections Office Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications Edwin Nand   The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) says applications for postal voting have
25 Oct 2018 15:10
Applications For Postal Voting Closed
Edwin Nand.

The following is a statement by the Fijian Elections Office Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications Edwin Nand

 

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) says applications for postal voting have now closed.

When applications closed at 3pm yesterday, the FEO said it received a total of 6657 Postal Vote Applications.

Out of these, a total of 5811 applications have been approved and one application was rejected because it was incomplete and the person had to reapply.

The FEO is still processing 845 applications and their status will be known at a later stage.

 

For ease of managing applications and logistics, the FEO has divided applications into the following regions:

 Local;

 Pacific Island;

 Australia and New Zealand; and

 Rest of the World

 

The breakdown for the applications received for these

regions are as follows:

 5585 applications from within Fiji;

 57 from the Pacific Islands;

 422 from Australia and New Zealand; and

 593 from the Rest of the World.

The FEO said it would provide further updates on the final tally of postal ballot applications because they were still receiving applications until 5pm.

Its Writ Day+23 and the Postal Voting team is working round the clock to process the applications and send applicants their Postal Voting Packages so they have enough time to cast their vote and return their package to the FEO before 6pm on November 14, 2018.

All postal voting packages are pre-paid and are being couriered as priority deliveries so voters would have to bear no cost to receive or return the package.

The FEO urges postal voters to promptly mark their ballot paper and return the same to the FEO in a timely manner.

The Postal Voting package contains all the necessary materials including a Voter Instruction Booklet and a brochure outlining the steps that voters need to follow in order to cast a valid vote.

The FEO wishes to stress once more that postal votes must reach the FEO no later than 6pm on Election Day – November 14, 2018.

Source: Fijian Elections Office

 



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