EBC re-issues ballot papers for Special Electors

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:15

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has been forced to re-issue ballot papers to special electors ahead of the Local Government Election (LGE) to be held on December 2.

The EBC confirmed it had become necessary, after the previous exercise on Wednesday was found not to have followed the prescribed procedure with respect to certain electoral districts.

In a release, the EBC stated:

“As such, and in accordance with Election Rule 22(7) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, the Government Printer will be required to destroy these defective ballots and provide certification of same.”

“Consequently and with the aim of maintaining the integrity of the process, it has been decided that ballot papers intended for use by Special Electors in the electoral districts so affected, will be re-issued.”

The Commission urged Returning Officers to ensure the necessary arrangements were put in place for today.

The EBC also advised that no special elector has as yet received a ballot paper as they said:

“Voting for Special Electors will commence on November 25 at the offices of the respective Returning Officers, or from November 26, at the Special Polling Stations established by the Commission for that purpose.”

The affected electoral districts include:

•♣ Corinth/Cedar Hill

•♣ Inverness/Princess Town South

•♣ Balmain/ Calcutta No. 2

•♣ Freeport/Chickland

•♣ St. Mary’s/ Carlsen Field

•♣ California/ Pt. Lisas

•♣ Brechin Castle/Esperanza

•♣ Perseverance/Waterloo

•♣ Ben Lomond/Hardbargain/Williamsville

•♣ Marabella East

•♣ Marabella South/Vistabella

•♣ Marabella West

•♣ Caparo/Mamoral

•♣ Piparo/San Pedro/Tabaquite

•♣ Bronte

•♣ Debe East/L’Esperance/Union Hall

•♣ Auzonville/Tunapuna

•♣ Maracas/Santa Margarita

•♣ Valencia East/Toco

•♣ Valencia West

•♣ Manzanilla/Fishing Pond

•♣ Sangre Grande South

•♣ Vega De Oropouche

•♣ Aranguez/Warner Village

•♣ Barataria

•♣ El Socorro/Aranguez North

•♣ St. Ann’s/Cascade/Mon Repos West

•♣ St. Barb’s/Chinapoo

•♣ Petit Bourg/Mount Lambert/Champs Fleurs

•♣ San Juan East

•♣ San Juan West

•♣ Hindustan/St. Mary’s

•♣ New Grant/Tableland

•♣ Cap-de-Ville/Fanny Village

•♣ Hollywood

•♣ New Village

•♣ Kelly Village/Warrenville

•♣ Valsayn/St. Joseph

•♣ Caledonia/Upper Malick

•♣ Morvant

 

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Story by ANA LISA PAUL

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