Fiji

Population Statistics

909,389

Total Population

136,408

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

30
nov

Fiji Parliament 2022

2022

07 June 2017

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of the Republic of Fiji (2013)

Updated: June 2015

Section 55 states:

(2) A person who…

  • (b) is under a law in force in Fiji, adjudged or declared to be of unsound mind…does not have the right to be registered as a voter.

(3) A person who is registered as a voter and who, after his or her registration as a voter…

  • (b) is under a law in force in Fiji, adjudged or declared to be of unsound mind…ceases to be a registered voter.

 

Excerpt from the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji (2013)

 

Electoral (Registration of Voters) Decree (2012)

Updated: August 2018

Section 3, subsection (2) states:

Any person who, during the registration period, is…

  • (b) adjudged or declared to have a mental disorder, shall not have the right to be or shall cease to have the right to be registered as a voter…

 

Section 12, subsection (1) states:

The Permanent Secretary may revise the National Register of Voters to…(

  • c) remove from the National Register of Voters the name of any person whom the Permanent Secretary has good reason to believe…
    • (iii) has been adjudged or otherwise declared to have a mental disorder under any law in force in Fiji…

 

Excerpts from the Electoral (Registration of Voters) Decree (2012)