4 Jul 2012

Encouraging first day of voter registration in Fiji's Western Division

1:08 pm on 4 July 2012

The Commissioner for Fiji's Western Division says the first day of voter registration has been encouraging, with more than a thousand people in that division registering on the first day.

Electronic Voter Registration for the elections promised for 2014 began yesterday, with just one centre open in the Western Division's Lautoka.

The Western Division Commissioner, Joeli Cawaki, says this morning there were hundreds already lining up to register before the office had opened.

He says people are excited about the prospect of voting.

"It was really encouraging to see the people coming forward, we need the election, and people need to elect a government that they want to rule so this is the first step, I'm very appreciative of the fact that people are coming forward to be part of the election process. If you don't register you will not vote."

Joeli Cawaki says the good turn-out shows people are looking forward to electing a government to represent them.