The Electoral Office will today conclude the 30-day period provided for in the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2015 for Voters to update their voter registration and avoid being excluded from the next Voters’ List to be published by the Office.
A list, comprising over 23-thousand names to be removed from the Voters List, was published by the Electoral Office on Friday June 26th, as the Office moves to clean up the Voters List ahead of upcoming General Elections.
Persons whose names appeared on the list were given 30 days to provide evidence to show why their names should not be removed.
A release from the Electoral Office says the Supervisor of Elections has, however, advised the Registering Officers that registration should be done on Wednesday, 29th July to cater for persons who could not be accommodated by today’s deadline.
Additionally, the Electoral Office located on Bay Street, Kingstown will continue to complement the efforts of the Registering Officers until Friday, 31st July.
During the month of August, the Electoral Office will focus on the preparation and publication of the Voters’ List.
Voters will be expected to scrutinize the Lists and to report any discrepancies to the Supervisor of Elections or to the Registering Officers who will still be available in their respective constituencies.
The Office says consequently, there will be NO registration in the constituencies from 3rd August to 4th September, 2015.
The Office also says it will provide emergency services to the public during this period, including the distribution of National Identification Cards.
Voter registration in all fifteen constituencies will resume on Monday 7th September