Calling Fiji: Academic Consultants Available

This is from the Fiji Times:

The [FIJI] Electoral Commission has the power to regulate changes to the electoral system, said Deputy Supervisor of Election Soro Toutou.  This will justify any change to the electoral system.  “They can make regulations to enable it, not the act,” Mr Toutou said.

Following the electoral commission team’s return from Samoa, it was recommended that a working group be formed comprising relevant government ministries and departments to determine not only the mechanics of an electronic voter registration system but other aspects that will make the next election a credible one. Mr Toutou said electronic voter registration was anticipated to do away with criticism at the inaccuracy of the electoral roll and electorate complaints.

Supervisor of Election Felicity Heffernan said phase one was Samoa explaining their electronic voter registration. The second phase was Fiji going to Samoa to study how they do it.

I know that I am happy to consult with the Fiji government on this project!