The Fijian Elections Office [‘FEO’] today convened a full day workshop for political parties and independent candidates for the 2022 General Election Logistics and Operations.
During this training, the FEO through its Director of Operations, Ms Anaseini Senimoli and Supervisor of Elections [‘SoE’], Mr Mohammed Saneem conveyed to all the political parties the intricate details of all the operations, logistics plans and delivery mechanisms for the upcoming election including the Pre-Poll schedule and the logistics around how Pre-Poll would be conducted.
In addition to this, the SoE took political parties through the complete Political Party Itinerary, giving them direct information as to when, where and how various processes would be taking place and the areas where political parties will have access to and how those things would work.
“The FEO had invited all political parties to participate with up to five (5) members from each political party entitled to be present at the venue,” Mr Saneem said.
The full day event concluded with a demonstration by FEO on the counting and reconciliation of ballot papers at the end of the Polling Day.
“This critical demonstration was facilitated for political parties’ understanding of the counting process and also to assist them in familiarizing themselves with the process so that they could determine the manner in which they will undertake scrutiny of count following the conclusion of polling on Election Day,” Mr Saneem further explained.
“Counting will be done manually and results will be transmitted by Presiding Officers on the Protocol of Results sheets which are duly signed by them and physically transmitted to the Results Center to be input into the Results Management System.”