The Fijian Elections office has today finalised the voter roll for Elections 2018.
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem confirms that as of 31st July the number of registered voters stood at 631 thousand 8 hundred and 95.
“In the Central Division, there are 261,603 registered voters; In the Eastern Division, we have recorded 25,941 registered voters; From the Western Division, the FEO has registered 242,171 Voters; and From the Northern Division, the number of registered voters stand at 94,200. There are 7,980 voters who have registered overseas and would be eligible to cast their vote via postal ballot. There are 313,239 registered female voters and 318,656 registered male voters. We had a total of 3,572 new registrations John Wesley Primary School in Raiwaqa has recorded the highest number of voters at 5 thousand 1 hundred and 72 and Dogotuki village recording the lowest at 19 voters.”
Following the announcement in May, Saneem adds that the more than 636 thousand registered voters decreased significantly.
“You will notice that there is a significant decrease number of voters as we have now successfully verified and removed 7,684 marked as deceased.
The confirmation for deceased voters was done through various aspects, firstly we got the data from the Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Registry; the data was then verified through fieldwork during our nationwide drive as well as from our direct visits to various locations just to make sure the data is accurate. Thereafter, ladies and gentlemen, we engaged with the Fiji National Provident Fund [FNPF] and I’d like to thank the CEO of FNPF for his assistance in the verification process to check the number of voters that are deceased against the records held at Fiji National Provident Fund.”