Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Electoral workers, Police to vote June 3

Electoral workers and attendants, police, and fire service personnel will go to the polls this week to elect a new government ahead of the June 6 general elections.

The Electoral Department on Sunday announced Friday June 3rd as the date for its advance poll.

“Those persons who will be voting at the advance poll would be the poll workers, for example the returning officers, the election clerks, the assistant election clerks, the presiding officers, the police, fire service and persons from the correctional facility,” said Civic and Voter Education Coordinator at the Electoral Department, Alymphia Lionel

In April, amendments were made to the Election Act. Lionel said although the stamp was proposed, it will not be used during this general election.

Due to the amendments the nomination fee will double from EC$250 to $500, and other aspects of the amendment will be introduced.

“There will be mobile units at the homes for the elderly. These mobile units will run from 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., as a normal polling station would, and they will be placed there to allow those persons to exercise their franchise,” she advised.

The Electoral Department hopes to publish the voters list on Monday.

Nomination Day for the June 6 election was held on Saturday, but so far the Electoral Office has not released the final list of electors.

Nomination day was originally set for Friday May 27, but was changed to Saturday much to the dismay of at least two opposition candidates who claimed that registering on a Saturday was an affront to their religion.



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