Statement by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission
Mr Mukesh Nand
Notice of Nominations
FEO Media Center
01 November 2022
The Supervisor of Elections,
Members of the media,
Ladies and gentlemen;
Bula Vinaka and a very warm welcome to you all this morning.
Ladies and gentlemen, upon receipt of the Writ for the 2022 General Election, the Electoral Commission would like to announce that the Nomination Period for candidates wishing to contest the 2022 General Election is now open.
Pursuant to section 22 of the Electoral Act 2014, the Nomination Period for the receipt of nomination of candidates for the General Election shall be from 8am on the 1st of November 2022 to 12pm on the 14th of November 2022.
Ladies and gentlemen, candidate nominations are to be delivered to the Fijian Elections Office situated at the St Stephen’s Building in Victoria Parade, Suva.
There will be two types of nomination forms for the 2022 General Election.
Form one  is for Independent Candidate nominations and Form two  is for Political Party Candidate nominations. Both of these forms can be accessed from the Fijian Elections Office website: www.feo.org.fj/about-us/forms/
Ladies and gentlemen, nomination forms are to be accompanied with deposits of $1,000.00 for each Party candidate and $1,000.00 for each Independent candidate.
Those who wish to register their nomination as Independent candidate must also present a list of 1000 supporters in the approved form along with their nomination form.
Any candidate who wishes to withdraw his or her nomination form, can do so by providing a written notice to the Supervisor of Elections no later than 12pm on 15 November 2022.
Once the Nominations Period has ended, the Supervisor of Elections will proceed to vet all applications and decide whether an Independent Nomination or Party Nomination has met all the criteria in order to be approved as a Candidate for the 2022 General Election.
The approved List of Candidates for the 2022 General Election will then be displayed at the place of nomination.
Following this, objections to any candidate nominations and appeals to the decision of the Supervisor of Elections must be received by the Electoral Commission at 59-63 High Street, Toorak, Suva no later than 4.00pm on 15 November 2022.
Once these requirements have been met and any Objections and Appeals appropriately dealt with, the FEO will proceed with the National Candidates List Ball Draw to allocate individual numbers to approved candidates.