Commission and FEO await external audit on elections night ‘glitch’
Was it human error?

Commission and FEO await external audit on elections night ‘glitch’

Was it human error?

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 29/11/2023
Acting Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa

The Electoral Commission and the Acting Supervisor of Elections, Ana Mataiciwa are looking forward to the findings of the final report of the external audit that was commenced after the ‘glitch’ on general elections night on 14th December 2022.

This is stated in the Joint Report of the Electoral Commission and the Supervisor of Elections for the 2022 general elections.

The report says the FEO encountered an anomaly with the FEO Results App during the release of the results, where the App ceased functioning and, when it returned after several hours, there appeared to be inconsistent results.

The commission was briefed regarding the anomaly by the former Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem.

Following this anomaly with the FEO Result App, the commission received complaints from a number of individuals via the Electoral Commission complaints portal.

The complainants sought manual counting of the votes for the 2022 general election.

As a result, the commission did a media release on 16th December 2022 to clarify that the FEO Results App is not used to count votes but is used to upload the data after the votes have been manually counted and the Protocol of Results is entered in the Result Management Information System.

In an interview with fijivillage News, Mataiciwa says just like the general public, the Fijian Elections Office is awaiting the external audit report on the ‘glitch’.

Their internal audit says the ‘glitch’ was a human error.

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