Statement by Electoral Commission Chairperson Mr Mukesh Nand
Event: Bonanza Draw
Venue: FEO Ground Level Conference Room
Bula Vinaka Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is my honour to preside over this Draw to determine the 300 winners of the $30,000 Bonanza put in place by the Fijian Elections Office [‘FEO’], for the Nationwide Voter Registration Drive.
As we are all aware, the Nationwide Voter Registration Drive resulted in the successful engagement of over 200,000 voters with the FEO.
Ladies and Gentlemen, prior to the Drive, the FEO had proposed a $30,000 prize money to promote as many Fijians as possible to come down and update to the latest Blue VoterCard or update their details. As such, it was decided that 300 lucky people will walk away with $100 cash.
Based on that Ladies and Gentlemen, the FEO has set-up these four (4) computers and the Draw will be conducted by a random draw software application.
Ladies and Gentlemen because of the great number of participants in this Bonanza, the Draw will be done electronically and this software will randomly select the Electronic Voter Numbers of 300 lucky winners.
As was said in the beginning, each voter can only participate once in the Bonanza even though they may have accessed voter services more than once.
Ladies and Gentlemen, those who had participated in the Nationwide Voter Registration Drive beginning on 25th February 2022 right up until 14th April 2022, are eligible to participate and without any further ado, I will now proceed to each of these computers and generate the list of winners from the entire list of people that had participated in the Nationwide Voter Registration Drive.
Vinaka Vaka Levu.