The Fijian Elections Office recorded low voter turnout up till 3.30pm as only 285,845 Fijians turned up to cast their votes in 1,321 polling stations.
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem said he is forecasting that based on these figures, the 2022 General Elections will not surpass the 72 per cent voter-turnout in 2018.
Saneem said this will only happen if Fijians who are yet to vote turn out to their polling stations from now till 6pm.
Saneem challenged voters to come out and cast their votes, adding that some had not agreed when he had forecast a low turnout.
“The time is now for action. If you and your family members have not voted, bring everybody down to the polling stations.”
“We are all ready and waiting for you. If you come down and the lines are still long, we will allow you to stay in the line until the last voter who was in the line before 6pm has voted.”
“So nobody will be left out, but you have to take the initiative and take the step to come down and vote.”