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MOG observers deployed to 50 communities

November 3, 2018 1:01 am

The Multinational Observer Group in previous weeks have deployed their observers to over 50 different communities across four divisions.

MOG Coordination Alice Cawte says these deployments have allowed them to hear from communities their perspectives on the election and assist the Fijian Elections Office’s preparedness to conduct the election.

Cawte says they have been observing all the process done by the Fijian Elections Office and will be doing more this weekend.

“This weekend, we are observing the presiding officers and area and divisional officers checking the sensitive materials required for pre-poll voting. We’ve also observed a range of training and FEO engagement with the public including the training of electoral staff who will be working in polling stations around the country as well as voter information sessions across the country and settlements, villages and urban areas.”

She says that they team is expected to grow with more observers to arrive in the coming days.

Cawte adds they have had meeting with various stakeholders as well as those in hospitals and corrections services as these are the institutions where voters may face challenges.

Meanwhile, pre-polling begins next Monday.