New Fiji Elections Office Website Goes Online
By Tevita Vuibau
SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Feb. 14, 2013) – Fiji took another step toward democracy yesterday with the launch of the new Elections Office website - designed to inform Fijians on all things to do with the 2014 general elections.
The website was launched in Suva yesterday by the Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Elections, Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum, before heads of missions and government representatives.
"Anyone with a computer and smart phone can now access the election website to get all the latest information they need, including their Electronic Voter Registration (EVR) details.
"This is unprecedented in Fiji and a clear sign of the Bainimarama government's commitment to a free, fair, transparent and credible election next year", Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum said.
He said people would also be able to download voter registration forms and Fijians overseas would be able to receive updates on government efforts to register them for the 2014 elections.
The website also provides registration forms for political parties and provides the full text of the political parties decree.
Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum explained the website had a number of features that not only allowed Fijians to stay informed on the elections but also login and alter their voter registration details if they were incorrect.
"If you believe that the information captured there is not correct and you want that updated, if you may have changed your address and moved to Labasa or Suva, changed streets in Suva, you can download the amendment form and get your information changed," he explained.
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