Approximately 85% of eligible voters are registered, which is an extremely impressive figure and represents the largest number of registered voters in Fiji’s history, says Electoral Commission chairman Chen Bunn Young. And the Elections Office is focusing on providing as many locations as possible around the country where Fijians can register to vote. Young said the Commission is determined to pick up the pace of opening registration centres in convenient locations across Fiji.
“Last week, we opened a location in Nadi International Airport, this week we have opened a centre in downtown Suva, and we expect to have at least one more location up and running by the end of next week,” he said.
“The purpose of these registration centres was to offer those Fijians who have not yet registered to vote the opportunity to do so on their own time.”
We are particularly encouraging young Fijians to come forward as they turn 18 and become eligible to register.”