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FEO Facilitates Name Change

People who wish to register for voting using names other than that which is on their Birth Certificate can simply apply and have their names on the Birth Certificate changed, so that the FEO can facilitate the new name on the person’s VoterCard.
15 Oct 2021 12:36
FEO Facilitates Name Change
Asesela Niu with his New Birth Certificate and amended VoterCard

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) has facilitated name changes for voters out of the 16,032 that have recently visited the Voter Services Centers for voter related services.

 

Upgraded VoterCard

The Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says these applications were received by the FEO at various registration centers that have been set-up to accommodate the upgrade of the ‘Green Coloured’ VoterCard which has expired to the ‘Blue Coloured’ VoterCard.

Mr Saneem said an application was received at the Suva Civic Centre on October 9 and another was received at the Suva Voter Services Center on the same day.

The third application was received at the Lami Centre on October 10, 2021.

He said all three applications were forwarded to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry on October 11 and on October 13 they received the amended Birth Certificate, and the voters were informed to collect their new Birth Certificate as well as their new VoterCard.

 

Voter name registration

Mr Saneem says that people who wish to register for voting using names other than that which is on their Birth Certificate can simply apply and have their names on the Birth Certificate changed, so that the FEO can facilitate the new name on the person’s VoterCard.

“This can be done by the voter simply turning up to one of the VSCs and informing our staff who will assist the voter to complete the change of name application form as well as the voter registration form and the FEO will take it from there and facilitate the entire process with the BDM Registry,” Mr Saneem said.

As of October 12, 2021, the FEO has recorded a total of 12,820 corrections of voter details and a total of 3,248 new registrations.

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