The Fijian Elections Office served nearly 60,000 voters in nearly 500 communities 16 days into the nationwide voter registration drive.
Of the voters served, a little over 6,000 are new registrants.
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said these numbers are arising from their engagements in some of the most remote locations in Fiji.
“In 16 days we have served over 56,800 voters. So far, we have recorded 6,129 new registrations,” Saneem said.
He expects the numbers to increase when the drive commences in schools, the date for which will be announced at a later date.
“We have three weeks to go into the Nationwide Voter Registration Drive and ladies and gentlemen, we have covered 429 villages and 67 settlements in total. As we continue the drive, we will be covering more areas.”
This weekend teams from the FEO will be out in the western division, targeting about 10 heavily populated locations in Lautoka and Nadi.
The nationwide voter registration drive finishes on Saturday 2 April.
Polling Venue Assessments
The FEO said it has successfully done assessments of 350 polling venues and will continue the exercise in the coming weeks.
As of 31 December 2021, the number of polling venues the FEO has identified for the 2022 General Elections stands at 1,471.