Revised elections law put on government’s agenda

The government has set its sights on making amendments to the current Elections Act ahead of expected general elections in the next few months.

This was revealed during the Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor John Rankin in the House of Assembly (HOA) yesterday, January 24.

According to Governor Rankin, “amendments to the Elections Act will be brought forward to improve the administrative process of voter registration and the accuracy and accessibility of the database of voters.”

The amendments will reportedly seek to consolidate and streamline the application processes of new voter registration and also transfer and update voter registration details to reflect the name and occupational changes.

The legislative change is also expected to capture additional information to help identify voters and aid in reducing the duplication of records.

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