Nov 23, 2022 Letters
On November 7, 2022 I penned a letter in which I made two fundamental points:-
I also acknowledged the Chief Justice`s Ruling that the Register of Registrants could not be retired or names deleted from it other than those of the registered dead. The implication being that the extracted voters` list would have the names of persons whose deaths were not registered, including the thousands of registered Guyanese who die overseas.
In an effort to confront and prevent the mischief of those names being used for fraudulent voting, I recommended that: “provisions of the Representation of the People Act which provide for the Elector ‘to hand his or her identification paper to the Poll Clerk’ be amended to provide for the Elector to also have his or her finger prints, electronically, matched with those of the named Elector which was captured at the time of registration, as the basis for the determination of his or her identity and eligibility as a particular voter/elector/registrant.”
The letter which included this recommendation was also copied to the Minister responsible for Governance. In effect, I was contributing to the process for the reform of the electoral laws.
No acknowledgement or response was received.
On November 17, 2022 I wrote another letter on the issue. In that letter, I referred to Regulation 40 of the National Registration Act. I specified that I was citing those Regulations to indicate that the PPP/C Government had acknowledged, since 2005, when they promulgated those regulations,the possible mischief of votes being cast for persons not-present. Yet in Nandlall`s letters of November 20 and 21 he sought to suggest that I was proposing, ‘approbating’, the invocation of Regulation 40. In doing so he completely ignored what I actually proposed in my letter of November 7, 2022 and cited above.
In Nandlall`s letters of November 20 and 21, he indulges in skirting the issues, blaming others for his omissions and seeking to refute the irrefutable. Here are some examples of those acts.
I close my case by embellishing the question which I posed in my letter of November 7, 2022. If Nandlall accepts that we are yet to find a mechanism for the removal of the names of the overseas dead from the voters` list, why is he so fiercely opposing finger print identification at the place of poll?
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