Register first to become an election official: Elections Office
July 7, 2017 8:32 pm
Fijians who wish to become election officials in the next general election are advised to register first in the national register of voters.
This has been stressed by the Fijian Elections Office.
Communications Officer Edwin Nand says when the recruitment drive begins end of this month, applicants will have to present their voter cards at the recruitment centre in order to proceed with their application.
He says that if anyone isn’t a registered voter than they will not be considered for a position and won’t be able to proceed with the recruitment.
“We want to avoid a situation where applicants turn up at the recruitment centers and have to be turned away even before they get a chance to apply. We would like every Fijian to have an opportunity to work in the 2018 General Election – but YOU NEED TO REGISTER.”
Nand says this is important because it will be used to assign polling venues to Election Officials.
However if the FEO doesn’t have the correct residential address than election officials could be posted to a community where they don’t reside.
Fijians still have time till this afternoon to visit any of Voter Service Centres or the Voter Registration Booths which have been set up in all four divisions.
The nationwide registration drive ends this afternoon however, the recruitment for election officials will begin on July 28th.