200,000 of the 300,000 women’s names on the Voter List match with the birth registrations while 100,000 women are left to be verified
If people are unable to change their names on the voter ID card, that voter ID card will still be valid – AG

200,000 of the 300,000 women’s names on the Voter List match with the birth registrations while 100,000 women are left to be verified

If people are unable to change their names on the voter ID card, that voter ID card will still be valid – AG

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 22/09/2021
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. [Image: Parliament of Fiji]

Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has today revealed that he has a list of all the 300,000 women who are registered on the Voter List, and 200,000 women’s names match with the birth registration numbers while 100,000 women are left to be verified.

Sayed-Khaiyum says for example on the island of Mali in the Northern Division, there are 12 women whose names do not match, 23 women’s names do not match in Kia, 6 in Namuka-i-Lau, 2,283 women in Labasa Town, 166 in Nabouwalu, 3 women in Toberua, 14 in Viwa, 49 in Bau, 3,287 in Navua Town, 724 women in Navua Rural, 72 in Vatulele, 5,590 in Ba Town, 6 in Vomo and 69 women in Mana.

He says the Fijian Elections Office will go out with the Births, Deaths and Marriages Office to these areas, get the women to fill their forms and register accordingly.

He also asked whether it is better that they fix up the records for everyone.

Meanwhile Sayed-Khaiyum says that if people are unable to change their names on the voter ID card, that voter ID card will still be valid.

He made the comments during the debate on the Electoral Registration of Voters Amendment Bill when the issue was raised by SODELPA MP, Aseri Radrodro that the voter ID card does not have an expiry date.


Click to read: Electoral Registration of Voters Amendment Bill

Click to read: A Bill for an Act to Amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1975

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