July 31, 2012

Sick, elderly make sure they register

July 30, 2012 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom
By Arishma Devi

Being sick or elderly is not stopping people taking part in the Electronic Voter Registration (EVR).

Ill health did not stop Sairul Nisha from registering at the voter registration centre at R.B. Patel Southpoint Carpark, nine miles, Nasinu, yesterday.

She travelled from Narere despite being sick to register to vote in the 2014 General Elections.

She was accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law.

“I would like to do my part in preparing for the coming elections in 2014,” Mrs Nisha said.

“It is the duty of every citizen to be part of the elections to assist in the future of Fiji.”|

When the Fiji Sun arrived at the centre Mrs Nisha was in a queue, eagerly trying to understand registration process.

She said that despite health problems she had to make the effort and find the time to register.

The Elections Office said 8139 people were registered Fiji wide on Saturday.

The total so far is 286,869.

Division numbers for Saturday and their totals so far:
Central; Saturday – 3145 / Total 116,637
Western – 3966 / 102,212
Northern – 978 / 53,938
Eastern – 50 / 14,082

The figure for Friday’s Western Division Registrations in the Sunday Sun was wrong due to a typographical error. It should have been 5203. Our apologies.

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