Sunday 15 December, 2019

EBC reissues ballot papers to Special Electors

Due to an error in the initial exercise, ballot papers for Special Electors voting in the December 2 Local Government Election will now have to be reissued.

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) in a statement on Thursday said the proper procedure was not followed in certain electoral districts when they were issued on Wednesday.

As a result, 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.

Ballot papers intended for use by Special Electors in the affected electoral districts will be re-issued on Thursday with the aim of maintaining the integrity of the process.

The EBC advised that no Special Elector has as yet received a ballot paper.

Voting for Special Electors begins next Monday at the offices of the respective Returning Officers, or from Tuesday at the Special Polling Stations established by the Commission for that purpose.

Returning Officers have been advised to make the necessary arrangements.

The affected electoral districts are:

Corinth/Cedar Hill

Inverness/Princes 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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