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Election Management System explained

August 17, 2018 4:44 am

Electoral Commission Chair Suresh Chandra has stated that political parties do not understand the role of the Election Management System and despite the explanations they choose to mislead the public.

Rubbishing claims of vote rigging in the 2014 general election, Chandra says the System has been audited by Price Waterhouse Cooper New Zealand and meets the industry standards.

“There are worrying xenophobic statements from these political party representatives and this has nothing to do with the software. It the same software was developed in Europe, Australia, New Zealand would the parties have had the same reaction.”

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Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem says the software is a logistics tracking system.

“The Election Management system allows the Fijian Elections Office to at any point in time assess and actually calculate how many ballot papers need to be produced, how many ballot boxes will be required. Based on the number of voters in this country – how many polling stations will need to be operated and so on and so forth.”

The Electoral Commission says it is concerning that political parties, instead of learning or attempting to learn the election laws and system are still harping on changing things.

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