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Polling Day Feedback Campaign

November 3, 2014 11:49 pm

The Fijian Elections Office is holding a country wide Polling Day Feedback campaign throughout this week.

Fijian Elections Office, Director Corporate Kamlesh Sharma says the campaign is taking queries from polling day workers to clarify allowances and also finalize any outstanding payments.

Sharma says some of the issues that have been highlighted include incorrect bank details and the clarification of tax and superannuation deductions.

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Sharma told FBC News, a common error they’ve found is that some polling day workers confused secondary on the application forms for secondary school when it was to clarify if the person was already employed for relevant deductions to be made.

He says, discussions are now underway with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority and the Fiji National Provident Fund on how to recover the monies.

Also an issue is the payment of travel allowances.

With more than 1900 polling stations, Sharma says the elections office was not able to transport everyone, part of the polling day feedback campaign is to ensure all those workers with proof of travel expenses will be reimbursed.

There are four teams from the Fijian Elections Office covering the two main islands with teams departing for Kadavu, Levuka and Rotuma next week.

It’s understood the teams will travel to all of the areas where polling stations were set up and not those in the pre-polling areas.

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