Electors displaced at Linden
PNCR asks GECOM to investigate claim
Elections Campaign Manager for the People’s National Congress, Attorney at law, Joseph Harmon, during a press briefing yesterday, said that the party has received reports that several members of the disciplined services who are regimented have not been registered and the heads of services have not made the necessary arrangements to facilitate it.
Harmon said that because of the structure of the services, Party activists have been unable to ascertain the accuracy of these reports.
However, he said that it is the responsibility of the disciplined services, in particular, the army and police, to ensure that all their enlisted personnel are registered.
More so, it’s the interaction with GECOM to ensure that those arrangements allow for the fullest exercise of their franchise in the upcoming elections.
Harmon stated that the party has also received reports out of Linden about voters’ names and addresses in that division appearing incorrectly.
He said that the PNCR delegation brought the issue to the attention of GECOM on Friday June 3, 2011.
Harmon said that one day before the end of the claim and objection period the election commission is yet to respond to this claim.
“To date, just one day before the end of the period for Claims and Objections, the local Party organisation has received no information from GECOM with respect to the resolution of this phenomenon,” Harmon said.
He said that the party wishes to state categorically that it is the responsibility of GECOM and not that of the elector to get the division right.