FEO resumes all voter services centres’ operations

Fiji's Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says once the writ of elections is issued no one will be able to amend their voter details or register to vote. However, the FEO has advised that voters who have lost their voters cards could have them replaced at various locations around the country until November 13. Picture: FILE

GOOD news for voters as the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) resumed all voter services centres’ operations around the country from yesterday.

FEO has advised those who have lost their voter cards could now have them replaced.

This service will be offered at various locations around the country until November 13, the day before the 2018 General Election.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said with polling to take place on November 14, the FEO would ensure that voters were able to obtain their voter cards right up to the eve of the general election.

“While registration of new voters has closed, persons who are already registered can request replacement VoterCards from 11th October, 2018, right up to the day before election day,” Mr Saneem said.

The FEO also reiterated that voters could not change their details and polling venues as these services ceased on October 1, 2018 when the writ for the general election was issued.

Voter services centres in Suva, Nausori, Labasa, Savusavu, Rakiraki, Lautoka and Nadi will also remain open.

“Voters need to be able to get their VoterCards replaced right up until election day and thus the need to resume services,” Mr Saneem said.

“Voters can also text their voter number to 1500 and find out their polling venues and polling stations so they do not turn up at the wrong venue or station come election day.”

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