606,092 voters to vote on election day, while 77,907 voters will vote for pre-poll – Saneem
SOE says they received 9,916 postal vote applications

606,092 voters to vote on election day, while 77,907 voters will vote for pre-poll – Saneem

SOE says they received 9,916 postal vote applications

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 27/11/2022
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem [Image: FEO Facebook page]

606,092 voters will be eligible to vote on the 14th of next month, while 77,907 voters will vote during pre-polling that starts on the 5th of next month, according to the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

Saneem says they have concluded the postal vote verification process and he confirms that the FEO has received 9,916 postal vote applications.

He says 869 postal vote applications were received from voters who had initially registered to vote overseas, 5,017 of them are from the Central Division, 2,801 are from the Western Division, 978 are from the Northern Division and 251 are from the Eastern Division.

He adds they did not reject any application sent in full, however, those that were not complete were rejected.

The Supervisor says those that have missed out on postal voting will now have to go and vote in their designated polling stations on the 14th of December.

Saneem says the law has been amended to allow voters who had previously registered overseas to vote on election day means that 8,558 voters who have registered overseas but are not postal voters will be able to vote at the St Stephen’s Building in Suva for a special polling station that the FEO has created for them.

He says these 8,558 voters registered overseas will be added to the Central Division voter numbers.

The Supervisor adds they are currently in the phase of distributing voter instruction booklets to all the pre-poll areas so that they have ample opportunity to understand the election process and the number of candidates for the 2022 General Elections.

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