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Overseas Fiji Voter Registration Underway
Registrations hoped to reach as far as UK, Afghanistan

By Indrani Krishna

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Nov. 7, 2012) – Fijians living abroad will also have their say in the 2014 general election, says Election Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Sayed-Khaiyum said work is being done regarding the registration of Fijians off-shore and government has already spoken with the missions abroad regarding the registration of Fijians currently residing there.

"At the moment we are working with our providers as to how best we can provide this service taking into consideration the limited resources we have but at the same time we shall be able to provide these services as far wide as Germany, UK or Afghanistan where Fijians are residing abroad."

"Police and Military officers who are currently on peace-keeping missions abroad will be able to register once they return or if services are provided to them."

Meanwhile, Sayed-Khaiyum also added that his Ministry is looking to have a one day election in Fiji and move from the trend of the usual seven days of elections as done previously.

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