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Close to 700 new voters registered overseas

November 22, 2017 4:14 am

The Elections Office has concluded the 2017 Overseas Voter Registration Drive with only Nauru, the United Kingdom and the East Coast of the United States left to be covered before the end of the year.

The FEO teams covered Canada, the West Coast of the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Marshall Islands, Malaysia and Korea from October 3rd to November 6th.

Teams were sent directly to these countries so they could carry out registrations at key events organized by the Fijian communities mostly surrounding the Fiji Day celebrations.

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There were certain difficulties that were faced by the teams including but not limited to lack of passports or unavailability of the exact requirements for registration.

Despite this the Elections Office managed to register 696 new voters.

The FEO also managed to provide voter election services to up to 2900 Fijians.

Teams were also sent to the Pacific Island states between to ensure that Fijians in our neighboring nations are able to register to cast their vote.

1060 voters were serviced in Tonga, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia.

Voter Services to these countries included 616 new registrations.

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