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FEO warns would-be blackout period violators

November 12, 2018 12:09 am

The Fijian Elections Office is reminding Fijians here at home not to add any unnecessary hassle to the blackout period in place.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem says the Elections Office does not have the capacity to monitor social media however, Fiji is a small country and social media posts that intend to violate the law in place will be easily picked up.

Saneem says anyone caught violating the blackout period will be taken to task.

”The law will then take its course and a person might than have to front up to FICAC and face the penalties that are there so it’s better to just prevent this sort of aftermath because it’s too late in the day because voters need to be given the opportunity to choose. Of course if someone feels genuinely strong about something, report it to us at the Fijian Elections Office and we will try and help out where possible."

Saneem hopes common sense will prevail during the 48 hour period.

The Supervisor of Elections is also calling on Fijians to respect each other’s rights and views and ensure they don’t interfere in someone’s right to vote.

The blackout period ends midnight tomorrow.