24 Jun 2012

NZ helping Fiji govt register voters

6:38 am on 24 June 2012

An elections specialist provided by New Zealand is helping register voters in Fiji for the 2014 polls.

The government has started a campaign to get people to sign up, using an electronic voter registration system supplied by a Canadian company.

Interim Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, says an offer by New Zealand and Australia to pay for the system was turned down because they wanted an unhealthy amount of intervention in the process.

But Mr Sayed Khaiyum says New Zealand and Australia were asked to provide help with voter education and logistics.

The New Zealand government says it is still talking to Fiji about how else to help.

More about Fiji's path to elections can be heard on Insight.