7 Aug 2012

Fiji's Khaiyum - plans on getting Fijians overseas to register underway

10:49 am on 7 August 2012

Fiji's interim-Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, says plans are still being worked out as to how Fijians living abroad can register for voting.

Voter registration in Fiji is about 22 thousand people ahead of target, with over 362,197 Fijians registering to vote in 34 days.

The target is to register 600 thousand people in 60 days.

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says they are looking to register Fijian living overseas next year.

"We are yet to finalise a methodology and system as to how we'll do that, but we need to ensure that the integrity of the data that's collected is above board and is credible. That'll go into plan next year."

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says some voter registration offices will remain open for those who fail to register within the 8 week target period, and those who turn 18 leading up to the elections.