Statement by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission
Mr Mukesh Nand
Election Day Announcement
Media Centre- FMF Gymnasium
14 DEC 22 @4PM
Bula Vinaka Ladies and gentlemen.
It is now 4pm on Election Day with only two (2) more hours left to go until the close of Polling for the 2022 General Election.
The Electoral Commission has been out visiting various venues from the morning and it is indeed a proud moment to have my fellow Fijians come out and exercise their Right to Vote.
The indelible ink on your finger is a show of patriotism, it represents your civic duty towards your country.
Ladies and gentlemen, every four years we come together as a nation to make history. Others before you have paved the way for a democratic Fiji and now it is your turn to show up for your nation and lead the way for those who will come after you.
Ladies and gentleman, as the Commission overseeing the conduct of general elections in Fiji, we have worked with the Fijian Elections Office to ensure that the 2022 General Election becomes a platform for all Fijians to vote with confidence, security and freedom.
We keep to our promise and as at 4pm today, our Polling Stations continue to facilitate voting, our staff are ready to serve you, all election materials are there. This opportunity comes once every 4 years ladies and gentleman, so if you are still at home or elsewhere and you have not voted, you have 2 more hours to make your way to your Polling Station.
If you are not sure about where to vote, text your VoterCard number to 1500.
If you do not have a VoterCard, bring any valid Photo ID.
If you have friends and family who have not voted, bring them along too. Encourage others to vote.
I have been informed that voter turnout has not been up to par but ladies and gentleman, there is still time for you to be able to vote.
Remember Polling Stations will close at 6pm or after the last voter in the queue at 6pm has voted.
I on behalf of the Electoral Commission members and the hardworking team of the Fijian Elections Office who are out on the field, urge each and every one of you who is yet to vote to come and cast you ballot.
Thank you, Vinaka Vakalevu