Here's what Phil Mercer wrote of the 2001 election:
"Almost a third of all ballots have been cast in Fiji's first post-coup general election with some voters making extraordinary efforts to get to one of the 157 polling stations dotted around the islands.
One 89-year-old man climbed a mountain and walked a further 8km (five miles) down a dirt track, before wading across a river to have his say at the ballot box.
"Election officials are reporting no major problems but have apologised to voters after complaints about long, slow-moving queues.
They are also investigating claims that two polling station supervisors were found sleeping on the job, leaving hundreds of people waiting outside. "
And this was the report about the 2006 election in The Sunday on May 7:
"Despite the supervisor of elections having informed the nation that the Elections Office was ready on Fiji One Television on the 6:00 p.m. news, May 6 turned out to be a disaster.
"A large army of voters waited from 7:00 a.m. in the morning around various polling stations as the Elections Office scrambled to get organized.
At Sabeto Primary School in Nadi, the election officials did not arrive until 10:30 a.m. and at Kalabu Fijian School near Suva, voters had to wait until 1 p.m.
"In 32 polling stations in Suva and Lautoka, polling was delayed by as much as six hours because there was no ballot papers and when the papers finally arrived, not all were there."