Statement by Electoral Commission Chairperson
Mr Mukesh Nand
KYE Bonanza Draw
Venue: FEO Media Room, Toorak
Bula Vinaka Ladies and Gentlemen,
As Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, I would like to firstly extend my sincerest appreciation to all the Fijians who took advantage of the Voter Registration Drive and came forward to register and upgrade their VoterCards. You all are now more prepared to take part in your country’s democracy.
Ladies and gentleman. our mandate as the Commission overseeing the conduct of elections is to ensure that no Fijian gets left behind.
To this end, I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Fijian Elections Office for the successful delivery of the second round of the Nationwide Voter Registration & Awareness Drive in which 58,318 Fijians were able to access voter services.
The national exercise spanning 34 days saw the FEO teams going out to 1,169 villages, 555 settlements and 174 schools in addition to the teams that were based at various urban hotspots around the country.
The second phase added to the FEO’s ongoing efforts to further ensure that Fijians got every opportunity to register, update their voter details and upgrade to the latest Blue VoterCard ahead of the announcement of the 2022 polls.
I am told the FEO has consolidated the voter numbers after the drive and the Supervisor of Elections will be announcing the latest Voter Stats today.
Ladies and gentleman, the FEO had announced a $10,000 Bonanza to encourage Fijians to register, update their details and upgrade their VoterCards. This was the second Bonanza promotion that was organized by the FEO.
It is my honour to preside over the Draw today to pick the 100 lucky winners who will walk away with $100 cash.
Every Fijian who accessed voter services between 1st August and 3rd September, 2022 qualified for the Draw which will be conducted electronically using a software application that will randomly select the Electronic Voter Numbers of 100 lucky winners.
There will be 40 winners from the Central Division, 35 from the West, 15 from the North and 10 from the Eastern Division.
Before I hand over to the Supervisor of Elections for his announcement and to coordinate the Bonanza Draw, I once again would like to thank all the Fijians who came forward and registered or upgraded their VoterCards.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Election Date can be announced any day now so I would like to urge all Fijians who are yet to register or are still holding onto the Green VoterCard to visit their nearest Voter Services Centre.
Vinaka Vaka Levu.