Statement by Acting Director
Strategic Development and Communications
Mr Edwin Nand
Know Your Election Awareness Campaign Launch GPH
Suva – 14th March 2018 – 9.00am
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Electoral Commissioners, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corp, The Supervisor of Elections, Distinguished Invited Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen.
Ni sa Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all.
Ladies and gentlemen, this morning, we would like to introduce to you the Election Information Booklet.
This Booklet is a vital resource for anyone who will be involved with the 2018 General Election and as such, we have printed 400,000 copies. Our intention is that every eligible voter should have their own copy by the end of the awareness drive.
Through our awareness teams, we will distribute the Election Information Booklet in every village, community, settlement and to schools students who are or will be eligible to vote in the 2018 General Election.
Taking into consideration the multi-cultural background of Fiji, we have translated the book into iTaukei, Hindi, Rotuman, Chinese and Banaban languages.
The Key focus areas of the Booklet are ‘How to Vote’, ‘Where to Vote’ and ‘When to Vote’. We urge all voters to get their copy, read it, learn about the electoral processes and be fully prepared come election time.
We prepared the booklet with the Fijian people in mind and we wanted it be accurate, apolitical and as informative as possible focusing on our electoral system.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Booklet will be inserted into the two newspapers this Saturday, we have electronic copies available at fijielects2018.org.fj/eib and they will be placed in all mailboxes and all our staff in all four Divisions will be out in the streets on Saturday, handing out the Booklets to every Fijian.
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you the 2018 Election Information Booklet.