15 Feb 2014

Fiji Elections Office begins voter registration campaign in Australia

6:40 am on 15 February 2014

The Fiji Elections Office started its campaign to register Fijians living in Australia on Friday to vote in the 2014 General Election in September.

The first registrations took place in Sydney at the Canterbury Fijian Parish Church.

In all, five registration teams from the Elections Office will be registering potential voters until the 22nd of February at multiple locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Fiji's Information Ministry says the teams will be in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as other major towns and cities across the three states.

It says the complete program is available on the Elections Office website or from the Fiji High Commission in Canberra.

Every Fijian over the age of 18 is being encouraged to come forward and is required to produce a valid Fijian passport.

The campaign of registering Fijian voters living abroad began in October last year in New Zealand. After Australia, voter registration teams will travel to the west coast of North America and Britain.