24 Jan 2012

Fiji chooses Canadian company for electronic voter registration

12:21 pm on 24 January 2012

A Canadian firm has won the right to conduct electronic voter registration in Fiji ahead of the 2014 elections.

FBC News reports the interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum as saying the selection of Code Incorporated will ensure all segments of the population are properly registered.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says for the first time in Fiji's history the 2014 elections will have universal suffrage - one person, one vote, one value.

Code was chosen from 11 proposals which included four local firms and seven from abroad.

Fiji's projected voter base is about 660,000.