FEO launches polling venue locator app
July 27, 2016 5:36 am
The Fijian Elections office is now providing voters with map locations of all polling venues using a Global Positioning System.
The service was launched by Electoral Commission Chair Chen Bunn Young in Suva this afternoon in the lead up to the 2018 general elections.
Young says this application of geographical information system or mapping of polling venues is very common around the world.
“With this GIS applications Fijians will be able to locate polling venues all over Fiji at their own convenience. They will also be able to identify venues that may be even closer to their residence in comparison with where they had voted in 2014. The electoral commission endorses the effort by the FEO to investigate, assess and customize the technologies that enhance the quality and delivery of elections and rapidly improve voter confidence in the electoral process.”
The polling venue locator application can be accessed through the Fijian Elections Office website on www.electionsfiji.gov.fj.
This is Fiji’s first attempt to map GPS coordinates of schools and other major centres which will be used by the public for electoral purposes.