Saturday 24 August, 2019

UNC meets with EBC to discuss election issues

A contingent from the United National Congress (UNC) has met with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) to discuss issues affecting free and fair elections in Trinidad and Tobago.

At the meeting requested by the UNC, voter registration, the ability of members from Commonwealth states to vote in Trinidad and Tobago elections, the ability of the EBC to police the list of electors and the policy and rationale for the two EBC reports laid in Parliament were discussed.

The view was put forward that there are sections of the Representation of the People Act which are antiquated and do not reflect modern Trinidad and Tobago.

The UNC said the EBC has promised to respond to its concerns in writing and added that it looks forward to the response on the registration of voters and the movement of electoral districts for both Local Government and General Elections.

“The United National Congress will continue the work necessary to ensure that good governance is returned to Trinidad and Tobago.  A key component of our democracy is free and fair elections, and we look forward to elections that are free from fear,” the UNC said.

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