Polls staff fo­cuses on se­cu­rity

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The Fi­jian Elec­tions Of­fice (FEO) has placed the se­cu­rity of polling ma­te­ri­als, work­ers and vot­ers as paramount in the lead-up to the 2018 Gen­eral Elec­tions.

This is af­ter the FEO, Fiji Po­lice Force and Fiji In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion Against Cor­rup­tion signed a Terms of Ref­er­ence in Suva on Thurs­day. The pact pro­vides a com­mon plat­form be­tween FEO, FICAC and Po­lice to share in­for­ma­tion on se­cu­rity mat­ters dur­ing the elec­tions.

This is a strate­gic en­deav­our be­tween FEO and its se­cu­rity part­ners in an­tic­i­pat­ing and pre­empt­ing se­cu­rity risks, mit­i­gat­ing their im­pact or prob­a­bil­ity of oc­cur­rence.

The three in­sti­tu­tions are also mem­bers of the Elec­toral Se­cu­rity Ad­vi­sory Group [ESAG] which emerged af­ter the Elec­toral Risk Man­age­ment Work­shop ear­lier in April this year. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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