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January 2023 Latest Date For Next Poll Says Supervisor of Elections

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said according to the FEO’s calculations the earliest date of filing the writ of election is May 26, 2022, the latest date being November 26, 2022.
11 Jul 2019 14:52
January 2023 Latest Date For Next Poll Says Supervisor of Elections
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

The next General Election could take place as late as January 9, 2023, according to the Fijian Elections Office.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said according to the FEO’s calculations the earliest date of filing the writ of election is May 26, 2022, the latest date being November 26, 2022.

Mr Saneem said the earliest date the election could be held would be July 9, 2022, and latest was January 9, 2023.

He made this announcement as he called on the public to have a say in what they thought should be the mission and values for the FEO.

He said he wanted the public to have a say.

Mr Saneem said as of last year the FEO had been able to achieve all of its strategic goals. He said achieving the strategic goals allowed FEO to hold successful elections.

He said now that the FEO had experience after holding two general elections it was able to maintain consistency.

He said FEO managed to hold union elections using electronic procedures, making it more efficient.

He said for the general election they would still use the old system.

As for the electoral system, the FEO will continue to use the same system.

Mr Saneem said the FEO also managed to reduce the cost of holding general elections.

The 2006 General Elections cost $29 million to hold, in 2014 $27.9 million was used and last year the general election cost the nation $23 million.

Mr Saneem said the FEO was now in the process of formulating its strategic goals for the next four years.

The FEO has set October 10 this year as the day to release the four-year strategic plan.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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