Elections Office Reviewing Applicants For Polling Stations’ Posts

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September 13, 2018 6:07 am AST
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As the various political parties in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) gear up for General Elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections has also commenced making preliminary preparations. General Elections are constitutionally due by June 2019, and the elections body is currently examining a list of applicants for positions at the polling stations.

Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Juliette Penn related that the Office had sent out a notice for persons interested in the elections day posts to indicate by way of application, and this has generated much interest with over 50 applications already submitted.

“Persons who applied, we have about fifty or so persons who applied and indicated an interest,” she divulged.

She hastened to add that no one has been selected as yet, saying, “We haven’t chosen people. There was a notice out for persons who are interested to send us those letters, so we are going through those letters, but we have not chosen anyone.”

When the individuals are shortlisted and chosen, they will undergo training; however, she noted that the elections body will not “start the training until much later coming onto election.”

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Meanwhile, the Supervisor of Elections is reminding voters of the deadline for claims and objections in relation to the preliminary list of voters which has been made public.

“The persons who have to submit claims, the last day for them to submit and objections is September 17,” she stressed.

Persons with corrections are asked to present their claims with the substantial documentation to verify their claims.

“If your name is spelt incorrectly, if your address is wrongly stated, if you need to change your profession, and if your name has been omitted or wrongly stated on the list, if your address has been omitted or wrongly stated and if occupation is wrongly stated or omitted. You have to present your evidence,” she advised.
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