The New National Party (NNP) is taking issue with the latest consolidated list of Electors, from which it says the names of some 8, 399 registered voters have been removed. But the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is confident that the discrepancies which have been identified in the 2012 Consolidated Voters’ List will be resolved shortly.
NNP says that the Office of the Supervisor of Elections had indicated on Monday last that some 55, 972 persons were registered to vote as of the 31st of December 2012, in line with 54, 234 reported on 14th December.
But, in checking the consolidated list, the number differs significantly to 47, 573 according to the NNP.
Over the weekend a review of the 2012 Consolidated Voters List indicated the omission of the names of some previously registered voters. Meantime, in the interest of ‘democracy’, the NDC made immediate contact with the Electoral Office to register their concerns regarding the accuracy of the list and emphasized the need for the appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that the final list includes all enumerated citizens.
The NDC supports a fair electoral process, which honors’ the wishes of the people through their vote. They believe that every citizen of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has the right to cast his/her vote.
NNP is complaining that 80% of the names removed or not included are strong supporters of its organization.
It was brought to the fore that in St. George south East on 14 December, some 3, 438 persons were registered to vote, unlike the consolidated account on 31st December when the number recorded was 2, 227…some 1, 200 names removed or not included.
The New National Party (NNP) is taking issue with the latest consolidated list of Electors, from which it says the names of some 8, 399 registered voters have been removed.
As the system is new, the NDC acknowledges that the discrepancies may well be the result of technical errors. They are therefore appealing to all registered voters to contact their constituency office or registration officer immediately to ensure that their names are on the voters’ list.
The NDC is focused on national development and in this context, condemns attacks on state agencies and respectable public servants who serve this country with dedication and integrity. There Party will continue to cooperate with all state agencies, other organizations, and the people of Grenada to ensure smooth-running, professionally conducted elections, in keeping with the democratic traditions of our country.