Elections

2034 students registered in student voter drive

A total of two thousand and thirty-four students have been registered with the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) in the first week of the 2016 student voter registration drive. Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said that the number of students had increased compared to last year which recorded one thousand three hundred and thirty-one. SANEEM: “This […]

Staff Writers

June 11, 2016 7:42 am

A total of two thousand and thirty-four students have been registered with the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) in the first week of the 2016 student voter registration drive.

A student of Koro High School being registered by an Fijian Elections Office official. (FEO)
A student of Koro High School being registered by a Fijian Elections Office official. (FEO)

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said that the number of students had increased compared to last year which recorded one thousand three hundred and thirty-one.

SANEEM: “This large increase in student registrations is an indication of the growing level of interest that younger generations in Fiji have in the electoral process.”

FEO teams will visit high schools, special needs schools and technical colleges around Fiji with the aim to provide convenient voter services to students over the age of eighteen.

SANEEM: “FEO understands that many students, particularly in rural schools, may find it difficult to travel to our offices to register so we brought the services directly to them.”

FEO has visited fifty schools around Fiji including Koro High school.

The School Voter Registration Drive began on Monday 6 June 2016 and ends on Friday 1 July 2016.

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