FEO Begins Work On New Strategic Plan

The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] has commenced on a ‘Building Resources in Democracy,
Governance and Elections’ [BRIDGE] Training to develop its Strategic Plan for 2020 to
2024.

Supervisor of Elections [SoE], Mr Mohammed Saneem, says the aftermath of the 2018
General Election provides the best time to assess and plan ahead for the next election.

“Following the BRIDGE Training on Strategic Planning for 2020 to 2024, the FEO will commence the process to establish its long term goals, actions and objectives.”

Mr Saneem also adds that long term planning formed an essential platform in the success of all FEO activities as has been demonstrated by the 2014 and the 2018 General Election.

The BRIDGE Training will be facilitated by two senior staff of the Australian Electoral Commission [AEC] – Mr Brian Latham and Ms Jennifer Hammond, as well as co-facilitated by two senior staff of the FEO – Ms Asenaca Kolinivala and Ms Ana Mataiciwa.
The Multinational Observer Group has also commended the FEO for its dedication to long term planning:

The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) prepared for the election thoroughly, implementing a long-term strategy of improvement throughout the
electoral cycle. The FEO benefited from robust operational planning, staff
training and new technologies to improve the electoral administration and
enhance the transparency of its operations.
The MOG was impressed by the robust culture of strategic and operational
planning evident in the FEO’s preparations for the 2018 General Election as
well as the innovation of quality assurance teams monitoring progress. The
MOG also commends the FEO on the effectiveness of the FEO’s recruitment
and training strategies and the transparency of its operations. The FEO’s
capabilities bode well for the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of future
elections.

2018 Fijian General Election
Final Report of the Multinational Observer Group

“The Strategic Plan Development team will review the successes and shortcomings from the last Strategic Plan, as well as carry out consultations and research as the work on the comprehensive 5-year plan takes place. The FEO is looking at incorporating various internationally recognized platforms for good governance and business practices to ensure that we work better and smarter in this cycle,” Mr Saneem continued.

The BRIDGE Training will be held from 19 June to 21 June 2019.

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Voter Services Centres Re-Open

The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] has reopened its Suva and Lautoka Voter Services Centres [VSCs] as of today – 18 March, 2019.

The Labasa VSC will open from 9am tomorrow – 19 March, 2019.

Director Corporate Services Mr Sanjeshwar Ram said the FEO is re-opening VSCs in the three locations to ensure voter services are available to all Fijians.

“These Voter Services Centres are not only for voters living in the particular locations, but for all Fijians from anywhere in the country. Whether you are resident in Suva, Lautoka or Labasa – or just passing through, please feel free to access our services.”

The Voter Services Centres provides the following services:

  1. Registration of new voters
  2. Update or correction of details
  3. Replacement of VoterCards

Fijians can also visit the VSCs to inform the FEO of deceased voters as well as other matters or queries related to the FEO.

The Voter Services Centres are located at the following addresses:

  • Suva – 10 Thomson St, GPO Building, Suva
  • Lautoka – 36 Vitogo Parade
  • Labasa – Legal Aid Commission Building, Old Courthouse, Jaduram St

The Suva VSC is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. The Lautoka and Labasa VSCs are open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays only.

The FEO also wishes to advise all registered voters that the VoterCards issued before the 2018 General Election are still valid.

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VOTER SERVICES EXPANDED AROUND THE COUNTRY

02/03/2018

VOTER SERVICES EXPANDED AROUND THE COUNTRY

The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] has expanded its services around the country.

As of today, Voters Services are available at the following locations:

  • Sigatoka – Provincial Administrator’s Office, Talenavuruvuru, Sigatoka
  • Taveuni – Cakaudrove Provincial Office, Somosomo, Taveuni
  • Nabouwalu – Naulumatua House
  • Seaqaqa – Seaqaqa Assistant District Office
  • Tavua – District Office
  • Navua – Provincial Administrator’s Office
  • Ba – District Office
  • Keiyasi – District Office, Navatumali Government Station, Keiyasi
  • Korovou – Police Bure – Korovou
  • Levuka – Provincial Administrator’s Office
  • Kadavu – Provincial Administrator’s Office [Vunisea]

Supervisor of Elections, Mr Mohammed Saneem said the initiative is a bid to provide services in areas where the FEO did not have Divisional Offices or Voter Services Centres.

“Fijians, Voters or potential voters who wish to register or get their VoterCards replaced or, update their details can now visit any of these locations around the country to access Voter Services,” he said.

“We are making these services available now so that during Election time, no one faces difficulties in accessing services.”

Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications, Edwin Nand said Fijians will not have to travel far to access services as these office locations were closer to residential locations.

“It was an opportune time for the FEO to take advantage of the existing machinery to create an opportunity within that machinery for Fijians to benefit from Voter Services for the upcoming General Election whenever it may be held,” he said.

Details of the new Voter Services Centre locations are available in newspapers from tomorrow and also on website – www.feo.org.fj/voter-services-center/ and on the FEO Facebook page – @Fijianelectionsoffice.

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