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No electronic voting clarifies Saneem

November 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, has clarified there will be no electronic voting during the 2018 general election.

Saneem, says the law specifically states that voting shall only be done by ballot.

He says the touch-screen voting machines that were recently received by the Fijian Elections Office is only for industrial elections and will not be used for general election.

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Saneem says they will follow the same processes next year that was followed during the 2014 election.

“There will be no changes. The only thing this time will be the voter will be more comfortable in the polling environment but there are no changes – you will come into a polling station, check your name, you will receive a ballot paper, you will mark it and put it in the ballot box – we will the count the ballot papers that you will put in the box. That is the process for 2018 – no voting machines inside the polling station.”

The Elections Office will carry out a major awareness drive from March 15th to April 15th.

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