Observers deploy for election day

The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) commenced deploying teams of observers for Election Day this morning. Teams are being deployed by air, sea and road to different locations across the country. Each team will visit a number of polling venues on Election Day to observe the conduct of both voting and counting.

The MOG also ran a training session this morning for newly arrived short-term observers at MOG Headquarters in Flagstaff, Svua.

Indonesia’s co-chair, H.E. Wajid Fauzi, who was formally accredited this morning, welcomed the new observers and wished them well for their deployments.

“Our teams are being deployed across the country today to ensure they can observe the start of voting tomorrow at their allocated polling venues,” said H.E Fauzi.

“Our observers will be in all four divisions, including both urban and rural areas, to ensure the MOG has an accurate picture of the conduct of Election Day.”

In addition to these nation-wide deployments, a contingent of observers will remain in the Suva-Nausori area to observe voting around the capital on election day. This is important, as a large proportion of votes will be cast in this area on Election Day.