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SLP Responds to Claims of PM Breaking 21 Day Notice for Election Law

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The Opposition is claiming Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony broke the law as the law requires 21 days notice of an election. Here is what the Elections Act, Cap 1,02 at section 36 says: “36. ISSUE OF WRITS

(1) For the purposes of every general election of members of the House, and for the purposes of the election of members to fill vacancies in the House caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, the Governor General shall issue writs under the Public Seal of the State, addressed to the returning officers of the respective electoral districts for which members are to be returned. Such writs shall be forwarded to the Commission for transmission to the several returning officers.

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(2) Every writ shall be in the form set out as Form I in Schedule 3 and shall specify—
(a) the day of the nomination of candidates being not less than 7 and not more than 14 days after the day of issue of the writ;
(b) the day upon which, if necessary, the poll shall be taken, being not less than 7 days and not more than 14 days after the day of the nomination of candidates;
(c) the day the writ is returnable to the Governor General being not more than 7 days after the polling day.

(3) Upon receipt of such writ every returning officer shall proceed to hold the election in the manner hereinafter provided.”

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