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FEO reports more than 9000 workers for 2014 Elections

November 2, 2014 1:40 am

More than nine thousand Fijians were employed to conduct the 2014 general elections.

A majority of those employed over the pre-polling and poll day period were woman.

In a report by the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, 15 609 applications were received, 63 percent of the applicants were female and 37 percent were males.

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Applications were open to anyone who was a registered voter, including those already in employment elsewhere provided their employer permitted them to undertake secondary employment.

Under the organization structure for human resources needs, the Fijian Elections office has 54 ongoing positions that ranged from 2 to 4 years and there were 647 short terms positions ranging from 2 to 12 months.

A total of 10 thousand nine hundred and thirteen applicants were trained in 959 training sessions for polling day workers. Of this, 9 thousand and thirty workers were appointed to work for the Fijian Elections Office.

The report does not state how much has been paid out to Polling Day Workers to date nor was there a mention of an allocated budget for this.

The Fijian Elections received $39.2 million to conduct the 2014 general elections.

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