Only voters registered at end of November will be allowed to cast their ballots

In an address played on local radio stations, he said that any individual who would have registered after that day would not be eligible to cast their vote in the upcoming general elections. 

He suggested that all voters should examine the voters list to make sure that their names are listed so as “to avoid any disappointment come Elections Day”.

“This simple exercise of examining the register of voters could serve to avoid disappointment on poling day. I should remind the general public that polling day is Monday 16th February 2015,” he added.

Further, he said polling stations would be opened from 7:00am up until 6:00pm at some “90 polling stations in St. Kitts” and “33 polling stations in Nevis”.

“A list of the location of polling stations would be published in the local newspapers and broadcasted on local radio stations. In addition, addresses of polling stations will be posted at the Electoral Office and other conspicuous places in every polling district,” he explained.    

The Electoral Office has issued the call for persons to check those sources to find out where they would have to go to cast their vote on elections day.

He said that those stations will be manned by “presiding officers and poll clerks”, adding that the names of those persons have been “subjected to close scrutiny”.

“These officers have been carefully selected based on their known ability, integrity and experience. The presiding officers and poll clerks have been appointed on the condition that they should undertake their duties without partiality, fear or favor,” George noted.

He noted, also, that the presiding officers would be responsible for the maintenance of order at the polling stations along with security officers.

The supervisor of elections called on the candidates to name their agents who will oversee the presiding officers and poll clerks.

“This provision is made in order to give candidates representation and the opportunity to monitor the fairness of the conduct of the polls,” said George.

The opposition alliance had recently called on the supervisor of election to release the names of persons who are on the list but they were told that the list is not ready.  Since then, MiyVue.com has become aware that all parties have received the list with the exception of the ruling Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) of Nevis.




 

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