Debate continues over Overseas’ Voters issue

Debate continues over Overseas’ Voters issue

There has been ongoing debate since the Team-Unity Government tabled an amendment to the National Assembly Elections Act, to impose a residency requirement for a national to be eligible to be registered as a voter.

On Mar. 28th 2018, the National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was given its first reading and seeks to amend Section 37A, replacing the expression “ordinarily resident on the registration date” with the words “ordinarily resident for at least six months before the registration date.”

As General Elections are impending here in St. Kitts & Nevis, what is the solution to that issue? Nevis’ Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, speaking on a recent edition of the Nevis Island Administration’s “Government At Work” program aired here on VON Radio, he said there should be no segregation.

 

He also made this suggestion.

 

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Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, stated regarding the Overseas’ Voters issue, that the Federal Government takes into consideration every view from the public domain.

 

Nonetheless, the Premier maintains that his suggestion is viable.

 

 

Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley.

 

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