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2116 electronic voter registration cards replaced by FEO

A total of two thousand one hundred sixteen lost or damaged Electronic Voter Registration [EVR] cards have been replaced over the last seven days by the Fijian Elections Office [FEO]. This was a collaborative effort with the Fijian Government to assist those affected by TC Winston. FEO Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said the EVR […]

Salote Qalubau

May 18, 2016 3:20 pm

A total of two thousand one hundred sixteen lost or damaged Electronic Voter Registration [EVR] cards have been replaced over the last seven days by the Fijian Elections Office [FEO].

Fijians line up to register.( FEO)
Fijians line up to register.( FEO)

This was a collaborative effort with the Fijian Government to assist those affected by TC Winston.

FEO Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said the EVR cards have become an accepted form of identification for Fijians.

SANEEM: “The EVR Card has become one of the most prevalent and accepted forms identification in Fiji and we believe that in this time of need, registered Fijians will also be able to use it for other purposes as they attempt to rebuild their lives.”

Mr. Saneem said FEO teams are also present in all Help for Homes Initiative (HHI) centers to help people obtain EVR cards which have declared by the Government as an acceptable form of identification for HHI applications as well.

SANEEM: “This is a strategic move by the FEO so that we can ensure that most of our registered voters affected by TC Winston who have lost their cards can get it replaced, as they wait to make their application under the HHI. The EVR card is issued instantly and free of cost making it more convenient and accessible, especially in the affected areas.”

The Fijian Election Office has also registered 427 new voters and 279 voters have updated their personal information.

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