The Election Office is working to implement electronic voter registration in time for the 2014 general elections.
A Government statement said the office was exploring ways to facilitate it. “The work plan for the establishment of a system of electronic voter registration will be sent to overseas missions and multilateral organisations in Fiji for their assistance in implementing the work plan,” the statement said.
The statement said that while electronic voter registration would reduce costs through an established centralised voter database, it would improve sustainability for both national and municipality elections.
“This registration uniquely identifies every individual voter based on their bio-data and unique finger print,” the statement said. “Using birth certificates or passports as the primary identifier or requirement for registration the voting system is designed to speed up the process.”