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69,466 Fijians are eligible to vote on Pre-Poll that will start from next Monday and finish on Saturday.
While speaking on VITI FM Straight Talk, Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says Pre-Poll in Fiji is not a want but a necessity.
Saneem says some of the places where Pre-Poll will take place is, some parts of Viti Levu, Lau Group, Rotuma, parts of Kadavu, Taveuni and interior parts of Vanua Levu.
People who have voted in pre-poll will not be able to vote on elections day.
He said 550,580 Fijians are eligible to vote on the 14th of this month, while 10,816 Fijians are eligible to vote via postal voting.
Meanwhile, the Fijian Elections Office has dispatched a total of 75,373 voter instruction booklets in pre-polling areas whereby the total number of registered pre-polling voters stands at 69,466.
This was highlighted by the Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications Edwin Nand.
Nand says that the distribution has been underway in pre-poll areas since the 24th of this month.
To date, the Fijian Elections Office has distributed 4,925 voter instruction booklets in the Lau group with 17 venues left to be covered.
Nand says that Lau Voter Awareness Team is currently in Vanuabalavu and later will move to Yacata before returning to Suva but are unable to cover Vatoa and Ono-i- Lau due to bad weather conditions.
He said that the Fijian Elections Office has also dispatched 1,245 voter instruction booklets to Rotuma, 5,084 to the Lomaiviti group and 5,982 to Kadavu.
4,773 voter instruction booklets have been dispatched to 202 venues in the Western Division which includes, Yasawa Vatulele, Lautoka, Nadi, Ba, Tavua, Sigatoka, Keasi and Rakiraki.
In the Northern Division, 18,600 voters instruction booklets have been dispatched to pre-polling areas including Taveuni, Nabouwalu, Savusavu, Labasa and Seaqaqa.
In the Central Division, 32,532 voter instruction booklets were dispatched to Korovou, Tailevu, Beqa, Vunidawa and around the wider Suva areas.
Nand says that 112 Voter Awareness Assistants are currently engaged in the distribution of voter instruction booklets.
He says that in the Eastern Division, the Fijian Elections Office is yet to dispatch 6,600 voter instruction booklets to the Lau group which have 6,515 registered voters for pre-poll voting that begins next Monday.
Voters can also collect a copy of the voter instruction booklet at any of the Fijian Elections Offices around the country or on their website at www.feo.org.fj or on the Fijian Elections Office social media page.
SOURCE: FIJI VILLAGE/PACNEWS
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