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By FONUA TALEI
Young people were on their feet yesterday eager to have a say in the 2014 General Elections.
They stood in line to participate in the electronic voter registration (EVR).
The Fiji Sun team caught up with the Kumar sisters of Vuci Road in Nausori at Syria Park who had accompanied their parents to get registered.
Sonal Shival Kumar, 19, and Komal Kumar, 20, said they were excited to vote as it was their first time.
“We heard about this registration process over the radio and we thought to come early since it is empty. We are excited and looking forward to voting in the next election,” one of the University of the South Pacific students said.
“This is important because it is for our future and we have the right to have our say.”
They encouraged other young people who have yet to register to get registered.
Rimifani Niumaiwai, 23, of Nausori said young people should register if they want to have a say in ensuring a democratic country for all.
“A good thing about this registration process is that if we have a survey on it, we’ll be able to know how many youths are unemployed and something can be done to address the issue.”
Sereana Marau, 21, also of Nausori shared similar sentiments saying that young people should register so they can vote.