Eustace issues warning to persons registering in wrong constituency
December 20, 2013
Eustace issues warning to persons registering in wrong constituency

Anyone caught registering individuals to vote in constituencies where they are not a permanent resident will be dealt with by the law.{{more}}

This is the warning coming from the Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace.

Eustace, while speaking on the New Democratic Party (NDP) sponsored radio programme “New Times” on Monday, said that he and other members of his political party have been paying a lot of attention to this.

He said that he has received many complaints and that he has evidence that efforts were being made to get students of the community college to register in constituencies that they reside in temporarily.

The Leader of the Opposition said that there was evidence that this was taking place in his own constituency of East Kingstown.

“We have a team dealing with that and anybody we catch with that, they going to court – they going to face the music,” Eustace said.

“We are not going to tolerate anything like that coming forward to this election,” he continued.

“So those involved in those practices, I want them to take warning – we are not going to tolerate such activity and we will do whatever necessary to get the officials and the persons involved into court.”

According to Eustace, free and fair elections are what the country needs.

He said a team had been set up to look for this sort of activity and was already working in his constituency.

“All those who know that they are involved in that kind of behaviour, we are asking you to stop – it is not going to be just passed over.

“What we want? We say that we are a democracy, we want free and fair elections,” Eustace said. (DD)