Fiji Elections 2022: Card issues should not prevent anyone from voting

As long as they are registered, no one will be prevented from voting in the 2022 General Election because they do not a have voter card, the Fijian Elections Office says.

All registered voters, regardless of the year they were registered or the colour of the card they are holding onto, or if they have misplaced their cards are eligible still to vote in the 2022 polls.

“If you are a registered voter, meaning you register to vote, either you registered in 2012, 2013, 2014, or whichever year and you have been issued with a voter card previously, whether you have upgraded your voter card to the blue-colored voter card or not, you are entitled to vote,” Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said at a recent presser.

“Secondly if you are one of those people who have not yet upgraded to the blue-colored voter card and you have your green-colored voter card, all you have to do is your text your voter card number to 1500 so that you know where you are voting. If you turn up to your polling venue, and the polling station, the correct one, you will be allowed to vote.

“We will verify your details from the voter list which is your photo and your other details. Perhaps ask you for another alternative ID and we will allow you to vote. Nobody will be restricted from voting. If there is anybody who has lost their voter card, and on election day, they know where they have to go to vote, but you’ve lost your voter card, you can still vote provided you turn on your polling venue. We will ask you a few questions, your photo is on the voter list will verify your photo and you will be able to vote. Nobody will be restrained from voting simply because they do not have a voter card.”

For those who have lost or misplaced their Voter ID cards, they can get it replaced at the FEO’s Voter Services Centers (VSCs). Opening hours are outlined below:

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