Thursday 24 September, 2020

Police warn: No alcohol, no loitering on election day

Citizens are being reminded to adhere to the various laws which will govern this country during Monday's general election.

Tomorrow a variety of laws will be in effect under the Representation of the People Act, including no sale of alcohol between polling hours, and not wearing party colours.

Sale of liquor can see persons being fined up to $15,000 and face a term of imprisonment up to six months.

Similarly, police said persons are not allowed to wear political colours or have any political propaganda. Persons who contravene this can face a fine up to $7,500 and face a term of imprisonment up to six months.

Similarly, persons are not allowed to loiter, influence electors to vote for any candidate, or even prevent employees from taking time off to vote.

All of these actions may result in fines and jail terms.

Police, Loop News was told, would be out in their numbers throughout the country, and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is expected to be among those patrolling along with his officers to ensure that law and order is maintained.

Many officers who hold administrative duties have been informed that they may be called out to patrol on Monday.

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