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Richards says some persons willing to correct illegal voter registration

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Leader of the Peoples Action Movement Shawn Richards is alleging that persons are registering illegally in constituency four to be contested by the party’s former leader Lindsay Grant. “I know that during the course of this week, we have had some hearings in constituency number four relative to persons who have been ejected against for various reason,” Mr. Richards said, adding that these persons never resided and are not living in constituency four. He said there have been some 12 persons transferred into the Challengers community, for example in recent times and he is alarmed at the large number of transfers taking place in particularly constituency four.   

Mr. Richards speaking to WINN FM’s Clive Bacchus on Good Morning Caribbean recently, said that the party has adopted a measure to broadcast the names of persons believed to have registered illegally in the constituency based on the list issued by the electoral office. Some of those persons he said have come forward claiming they never knew they were registered in constituency four. “What we’ve also been doing is to name these persons publicly, who have illegally registered or transferred into a next constituency and so we have taken to the different media houses whether via the newspaper or radio etc and we have been calling the names of various persons. This has proven to be quite effective,” Richards said. “In doing it, persons have come forward, some claim that they have no idea that their names have been transferred and they are others who have indicated that they did not know that there is a fine attached to (illegal registration) and some are saying they are willing to go and correct what was done,” Richards said. 

Mr. Grant failed to win St. Christopher 4 which was won by the Labour party candidate and current MP Glen Ghost Phillip. The constituency was the subject of an election petition after the 2010 general elections, but the case was never heard as the government side won a court hearing to have the matter thrown out. The court at the time ruled that enough evidence was not presented to prove that voter irregularities took place in that constituency to warrant the petition. Through all the accusations, the electoral office has remained silent on the matter. Labour party candidate for constituency 8 Terrence Drew has defended the electoral system, defending the voter registration process, and the confirmation exercise conducted six years ago as part of an overhaul of the electoral system. 

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