Voters urged to collect ID cards before deadline

| 02/05/2013

poling staiton sign (213x300).jpg(CNS): Although it is not compulsory for an elector to have an official voter ID card in order to cast their ballot at the general election on Wednesday 22 May, the elections office is urging people to use them in order to speed up the voting process when a record number of people are expected at the polls given the boost to the electors register since the last election. As a result the Elections Office is extending the hours during the weekday when voters can collect their ID cards from the officer before it stops handing out cards from the elections office. Officials said voters can collect cards up until 8pm tonight (Thursday 2 May) and on Friday 3 May and between Monday, May 6 to Friday May 10, voters can collect between 9am and 8pm.

On Saturday May 4,the cards will be distributed at Foster’s Food Fair Airport, George Town from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M but news cards cannot be printed at this location and at Foster’s Food Fair Republix, West Bay from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M where they can beprinted.

The Elections Office said it will cease production of electors’ registration cards from Friday 10 May in order to allow for identification cards to be provided to Elections Officers, Candidates, Agents and Observers.

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