Given the controversies surrounding the last poll in 2011, the newly appointed Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Raphael Archibald has been admonishing voters and political parties to ensure that they all adhere to the laws and rules governing the conduct of the election.
In a stern warning, Archibald stated in an address on Sunday night, “If you are not registered to vote, do not attempt to vote.”
Archibald indicated that the police will take swift action against anyone who infringes any of the rules. But he encouraged those who are qualified to exercise their franchise, and to do so because “The right to vote is sacred. It was hard earned; so cherish it and utilize it. Remember, it is ONE individual ONE vote.”
“Go out and let your conscience be your guide by voting for the candidate and party of your choice,” added Mr. Archibald, who last year replaced Pastor Leroy Benjamin as the Supervisor of Elections.
The Supervisor called for a peaceful election and a said attention must be paid to related offences. He appealed to citizens to be fully aware of the notices concerning the election, for the guidance of voters and electoral offences. Special attention, he said, must be paid to bribery, treating, undue influence, personation; which carry a fine of $480 and or six months imprisonment.