FIRST STEP IN CAMPAIGN TO REGISTER OVERSEAS VOTERS

By ASHTOSH SINGH

First step towards a better Fiji, as the Elections Office has called on all Fijian citizens living overseas who want to register to vote in the 2014 parliamentary elections to submit an expression of interest online.

Submission of an expression of interest is not mandatory to be eligible to register as stated by the Elections Office.

It is simply designed to help the Elections Office plan for the deployment of resources in order to best cater for Fijians living overseas.

Those who are interested are asked to complete a form on the Elections Office website (http://www.electionsfiji.gov.fj/overseas-evr/), which includes name, date of birth, city and country of residence, passport number and email address.

The Elections office reminds that a valid Fijian passport will be required in order to register as an overseas voter.

If your Fijian passport has expired or is due to expire within the next 6 months, you should make the necessary arrangements for its renewal as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the Electronic Voter Registration (EVR) system requires that individuals register in person so that they can give their thumbprint and have their photograph taken.