It looks like the Opposition do not want free and fair registration of voters - Bala

It looks like the Opposition do not want free and fair registration of voters - Bala

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 22/09/2021
Minister for Employment Parveen Bala. [Image: Parliament of Fiji]

Minister for Employment Parveen Bala says it looks like that the Opposition do not want free and fair registration of voters.

Bala says the Electoral Registration of Voters Amendment Bill upholds the principle of fairness, transparency and accountability upon which our electoral system is based.

He says from their contribution, it seems the Opposition do not want the balance of rights and fairness.

Bala says it seems the Opposition has chosen to speak in one voice against the Bill and it raises serious questions about their ethics and principles.

He says the Bill simply provides a security lock on the electoral toolkit which means that we avoid voter fraud and the vote of each Fijian is protected.

Bala adds we cannot allow a voter to register and in all possibility vote multiple times.

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

Click to read: A Bill for an Act to Amend the Interpretation Act 1967

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