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December 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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With voter registration due to commence next month in Fiji, the Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF) is urging the government to start off with voter education.

CCF chief executive Reverand Akuila Yabaki said there is concern that there is no indication as to what electoral system is to be adopted for the 2014 elections, even though voter registration is expected to commence within weeks.

He said there is also a need to ensure voters are confident in the new type of technology which  will be used to conduct the election process, how and where to cast their votes to ensure the issue of invalid votes does not arise and peoples turn out in numbers at the polling stations.

According to him, there is still no substantive appointment to the post of the Supervisor of Elections and the public remains in the dark on the electoral boundaries and constituencies where they will cast their votes.

“CCF reiterates the people must be ready to accept these changes not with fear and reservations but with confidence and hope to ensure truly free and fair elections are held towards sustainable democracy in future” Reverend Yabaki said.

By Nasik Swami

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