Wednesday, 30 January 2013

PEO: 62 152 persons registered to vote

By Linda Straker

MORE than 60 000 persons are expected to cast votes on Election Day, according to the updated
eligible voter registration list.

The list, which was updated and published publicly on Monday, contains 62 152 names. According to election regulation, all registered voters must examine the list to confirm that their names and other information are correctly included.

Supervisor of Elections, Judy Benoit, said that if a problem was identified by any person with regards to their name spelling, occupation, or place of residence, that problem needed to be drawn to the attention of the Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) for correction no later than Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

“No objection to the list will be taken after January 29th,” said a statement from the Office.

Grenadians will be going to the polls on February 19 to elect a new government. The main contenders are the ruling National Democratic Congress led by Tillman Thomas and the Opposition New National Party led by Dr. Keith Mitchell.

Nomination Day was on January 31.

Records at the Parliamentary Elections Office reveal that there are 17 political parties in Grenada, but it is only after Nomination Day that voters will know exactly who is contesting the various constituencies. A delegation from the Organisation of American States will be observing the election.

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