3277 to participate at FTA union election
November 3, 2015 5:42 pm
3277 members of the Fijian Teachers Association will participate at this year’s FTA union elections that begin today and will run for two weeks.
The Fijian Elections Office are encouraging members of the Association to show up in numbers as ten full time positions will be contested including, President, two vice presidents, one assistant secretary, one treasurer and five committee members.
Supervisor of elections Mohammed Saneem says delivery of postal packages will begin today with postal voting to run till November 13th.
Pre poll votes targeting those in the isolated and remote areas will run from 9th November to the 13th.
Saneem adds polling day has been scheduled on November 17th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm to enable teachers to attend polling places after school with 1282 expected to cast their votes on the day.
“Counting for this election will take place at the FEO conference room on November 18 from 10am until complete. We’re also mindful there are a lot of pre-poll and postal votes and as such central counting is more suitable solution as was used in the general election.”
Polling will be conducted at the Holy Family primary School for members in the Northern Division.
Members in the western division will have their polling at Natabua High School in Lautoka and Ratu Navula Seconndary School in Nadi.
Polling at the Central Division will be held at the FTA Hall, Rishikul Sanatan College and Bhawani Dhayal Arya College.
Verification of postal votes will be held on November 17th from 2pm until complete to prepare for counting on 18th November.
Results will be announced at the completion of the count on 18th November.