2022 General Election : Good turnout at Salote Village

Ravuama Bainivalu of Seto Village, Tailevu. Picture: Meli Ladpeter

MORE than 200 villagers showed up on Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2022 General Election pre-polling voting at the Sote Village hall in Tailevu.

Village headman Ravuama Bainivalu said the villagers started queuing at the pre-polling venue as soon as Fijian Elections Office officials opened the venue for voting at 9am.

“We have had a very good turnout here today and this shows that the people care about who will lead the country in the next four years,” the 41-year-old said.

“There were some of us who just arrived here today to vote. These are the ones who live in Suva and in the West but are scheduled to vote here in Sote Village.”

According to Mr Bainivalu, the villagers of Sote were aware of the different parties and their promises if elected into government.

Therefore, he said the villagers would be making informed decisions when casting their votes.

“We’ve been visited by a few parties over the week and we are informed of what they would do if voted into Parliament.

“The elections have been the hot topic here in the village and everyone has been looking forward to casting their votes.”

Sote Village, with a total population of more than 300 villagers, is located approximately seven kilometres from the King’s Highway and can only be accessed by a single road.

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