Election Day: Early numbers excite Fiji Supervisor of Election

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Polling in Fiji is now in full swing as the 2022 General Election continues until 6pm today.

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has so far given the thumbs up to those who turned up early to cast their votes.

He said those who haven’t turned up have a few more hours left.

“It’s Election Day in Fiji and it comes once every four years. If you are still thinking about coming out to vote, make the decision to come and vote, that’s all we can say.

“Polling stations are now open, and we are blessed with good weather, we are blessed with very good numbers turning up in the morning, but we want everyone to come. To come down and vote and make your voice count,” said Sameen.

606,092 Fijians are registered to vote today.

Meanwhile, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has become one of the first to cast his vote early. He voted at the Draiba School in Suva.

Peoples Alliance Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka has also voted while FijiFirst Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama is expected to cast his vote later this morning.

855 polling venues will be opened today. The registered male voters number is 348,349 while female voters number is 345,566.

Overseas registered voters who are in the country will vote at the St Stephens Building in Suva.

Polling ends at 6pm..

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS