In the last week of October, the Fijian Elections Office organized a series of workshops for all the registered Political Parties.
The Supervisor of Elections, Mr Mohammed Saneem, opened this series of workshops by advising the participants that “we are not here to talk about changes to the law, rather we are here to talk about the processes within the law”.
The Unity Fiji Party which attended the workshop with the Fiji Labour Party recorded the highest number of participants. It was equally represented, with members traveling from as far as the West and North. Other parties which also attended the workshops were the People’s Democratic Party, Fiji United Freedom’s Party, and the Social Democratic Liberal Party.
In this workshop, Mr Saneem enlightened the participants on the very basics of the Electoral processes and matters that are of concern to the Political Parties. The topics discussed included: Election Administration, Voter Registration, Political Party registration and conduct, Voting processes, the Writ to Writ period, Results and Seat allocation. The participants even asked questions on issues that needed clarification.
The participants commented that the sessions were very informative and helpful as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 General Election.