May 19, 2012

Radio Fiji: Aust and NZ volunteer to help voter registration

08:57 Today (19 May 2012)
Report by: Ritika Pratap

Experts from Australia and New Zealand, facilitated by their respective governments, will work with the Fijian government to register its voters for the national election scheduled in 2014.

They will join a logistical expert from the RFMF in creating a deployment plan for the upcoming electronic voter registration.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says for the first time in Fiji’s history, the Bainimarama Government is guaranteeing universal suffrage- one person, one value, one vote.

Sayed-Khaiyum says a comprehensive and thought-out logistical planning is necessary to ensure that each and every Fijian has the opportunity and ability to register.
He says more than 1,000 Fijians will have to be trained to assist in the process.

The electronic voter registration will begin in July in Suva, where the Prime Minister will receive the first voter registration card.

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