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


Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (2018)

Updated: August 2018

Section 47 states: 


(a) ensuring that voting procedures, facilities and materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;

(c) guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilities as electors and to this end, where necessary, at their request, allowing assistance in voting by a person of their own choice;

Electoral Act of Fiji (1985)

Updated: August 2018

Section 33 States:

(2) Each person having come to vote shall have his left forefinger marked with an indelible substance in such manner as the Electoral Commission may from time to time direct: Provided that a presiding officer may at his discretion waive the requirements of this paragraph for reasons of physical disability.

 

Section 37 States:

If any voter is illiterate or is incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause from voting in the manner prescribed by these Regulations the presiding officer shall, at the request of that voter made in the presence of the agents, if any, of the candidates, cause his vote to be marked by one polling assistant in the presence of one other polling assistant on a ballot paper in the manner directed by such voter, and the ballot paper so marked to be Placed in the ballot box. The name and number on the register of every voter whose vote is so marked, shall be entered on a list which shall be kept by the presiding officer.