The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] plans to embark on another Overseas Voter Registration [OVR] Drive in June as part of our continuing preparations for the 2018 General Election.
This is possible due to the continuing calendar of Parliament which has presented the FEO with an opportunity to engage in this round of overseas voter registrations and conduct awareness for our voters overseas.
Currently our OVR teams are being planned to visit Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America between the 15th and the 30th of June 2018.
We have once again requested the assistance of the Fiji Missions in the respective countries through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help in reaching out to the Fijian communities in these countries to help us identify locations where there is a demand for voter services.
The mandatory requirement to achieve registration is production of a valid Fiji Passport.
The FEO will also accept Certificate of Citizenship for registration for those who may not have received their Fiji Passport yet.
During the last overseas registration drive, our teams managed to provide services to 2900 voters overseas including 696 new registrations.
Voters registered overseas will only be able to vote through postal voting in the 2018 General Election.