14 Aug 2014

Draw to determine Fiji ballot paper

1:05 pm on 14 August 2014

The Fiji supervisor of elections says a televised draw will determine the candidates' number on the ballot paper of next month's election.

Mohammed Saneem says the draw will be done at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Under the electoral decree, there will be a single ballot paper, on which voters have to cross or mark the number of their preferred candidate.

All candidates will have a three-digit number.

It is forbidden to carry a piece of paper into the polling station with a candidate's number written on it, with offenders being threatened with lengthy jail terms.