Statement by the Stakeholder Awareness Coordinator

Mr Edwin Nand

Update on the training of 2018 General Election – Elections Officials

29th September, 2017

12:00noon – FEO Headquarters

The Fijian Elections Office will be rolling out the training of Election Officials on a much larger scale beginning next Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

Over the last three weeks, 2026 applicants have gone through the first phase of training.

The Fijian Elections Office has been able to vet an additional 4000 applications as persons who turned up for the Recruitment Drive have been gradually submitting their necessary documents.

The Fijian Elections Office would also like to thank our stakeholders who have been assisting us in processing data in order to finalise all applications.

As part of our Elections Preparation Plan, we will now be running three training sessions per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our venues in Suva and Nasinu. Additionally, two sessions will be held on Saturdays.

The training schedules area designed to accommodate the needs of Election Officials and so we have arranged for sessions in the morning, the afternoon and in the evening – whichever is most suitable to applicants.

Our team has already informed many of these applicants to inform them of the training from next week, and others will be contacted in due course.

We have 1050 participants targeted for next week and while we have called them personally to confirm training, a sms notification will also be sent out shortly.

The FEO has set up venues in Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Lautoka and Labasa. Details for each venue will be published in the newspapers and through the FEO’s social media networks.

Our toll free number 1501 is still active and applicants can call in to enquire by quoting their app reference number given to them at the end of the Computer Based Test.

As we move closer to the 2018 General Election, the Fijian Elections Office is on track with its timelines and preparations – the training of Election Officials is part of that process as well.

For persons who have not heard from us as yet – if your application is successful, you will be contacted by our team in due course.

We look forward to working with you to deliver the 2018 General Election.

Vinaka.