PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS OFFICE DEBUNKS OPPOSITION CLAIMS, BUT —
Written by George Grant on February 13, 2018
The Parliamentary Elections Office has dismissed claims, made by the opposition National Democratic Congress, that the names of some people on the voters’ list are being transferred from one constituency, to another.
Voter and Civic Registration Officer, Ferdinand Phillip, maintains that in any constituency Commonwealth Citizens who have resided in Grenada for a period of at least one year can get registered. They are asked to present a valid passport which should show that they have been in the country for those 12 consecutive months. However, he believes that there are persons who have been living here for more than 12 months who may not be able to present a valid passport — in which case, they will be allowed to present an affidavit from a Justice of the Peace.
Phillip says that once that is in place, registration cannot be refused and if the person also requests a transfer, they must be facilitated by the parliamentary elections office.
While the release issued by the Government Information Service on Monday pointed to the allegations of voter padding made by the Opposition, the airwaves are inundated with claims of other discrepancies — some of which were voiced on CHIME FM on Sunday >>>