Press Release

The First number that will appear on the 2018 General
Election Ballot Paper is 508.

The First number that will appear on the 2018 General Election Ballot Paper is 508.
The Fijian Electoral Commission has approved the number 508 after a ball draw at the Head office in Suva in May this year. A blindfolded person randomly selected the numbers and the entire event was witnessed by police officers from the Fiji
Police Force and members of the Fijian Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mr Suresh Chandra confirmed that the numbers used for the 2014 General Election would not be used again. Therefore
the first number of the Ballot Paper for the 2018 General Election will be a three digit number within the 400 – 500 range.
The number draw is pursuant to Section 36(2) (c) of the Electoral Act 2014. The Act outlines that the Electoral Commission is required to approve the first three (3) digit number of the Ballot paper for the 2018 General Election.