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7498 voters to go to the polls today

November 16, 2018 6:41 pm

For the first time in Fiji’s election history, some voters will be casting their vote after Elections Day.

Voters from parts of Tailevu, Naitasiri, Levuka and Rakiraki, who were affected by the rainy weather on polling day will finally get the chance to vote today.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says they are ready for the 7, 498 voters who will be casting their vote.

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“We will be using freshly printed ballot papers as well as new ballot boxes to facilitate elections at these venues and voters can come and vote between 7.30am to 6pm.”

With Weather Office is predicting some rain in the Central Division today Saneem says should the weather situation worsen, they will move the polling stations to higher grounds but he is confident this will not be the case.

“Yes, the contingency will be there, but for the moment – because we are providing significant amount of transport, voters should be able to access the polling stations.”

On Elections Day, the weather situation caused flooding in most places, making access to the polling stations difficult.

Sixteen polling stations will be open for voting in parts of Tailevu tomorrow, two polling stations for voters in Ovalau, two stations as well in Naitasiri and five polling stations in Rakiraki.

Meanwhile, overseas observers will be assigned to the polling stations to oversee the electoral process.

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