Eastern voters will get chance to get IDs

| 17/04/2009

(CNS):Voters in the Eastern district who missed out on collecting their Elector Registration Cards recently will be given another chance between now and the election, when a team will be sent to the districts. Owing to the Easter vacation and a shortage of staff the civic centres in East End, North Side and Bodden Town were inadvertently unattended on the evenings of 13-15 April. Offering his apologies on behalf of the elections office Chief Assignments Officer Eldon Whittaker explained the unexpected circumstances.

“It was not intentional and we don’t like making mistakes. When the schedule was planned for the Easter holiday period, we did not appreciate how many staff members already had travel plans. Then, in addition to staff shortage, one of our trucks broke down,” he said. 

Although voter Ids as they are known are not compulsory for people to exercise their democratic right in the General Election and referendum being held on 20 May it will expedite the process.

Whittaker said voters who work in George Town could come by the Elections Office at the Smith Road Professional Centre, where a card-issuing station is set up in the ground floor lobby 9am-5pm daily – including Saturdays and Sundays. An election team will be visiting Cayman Brac on 17 & 18 April.

The Elections Office still intends to send teams to the eastern districts, but it will be on a Saturday for the entire day. Dates will be announced as soon as staff and vehicle availability is confirmed.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What I want to know is who this young lady is…..