An office has been opened in Noumea by New Caledonia's anti-independence parties to help voters register for next year's independence referendum.
According to the provisions of the Noumea Accord, voting will be restricted to long-term residents who have to be on a separate roll.
Its make-up has been contentious for years and further clarification has been expected from Paris about whether there will be the automatic inscription of all indigenous people and people born in New Caledonia.
Figures show that 190,000 adults are in the territory of whom 157,000 are enrolled for the referendum.
The roll issue is to be debated in Paris next month when the signatories to the Noumea Accord hold their last meeting before the referendum.
The pro-independence Labour Party claimed thousands of ineligible loyalists had been enrolled as part of what it called fraud legalised by the authorities.