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UPDATE: Chief electoral officer ordered to add names to electoral list


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

UPDATE: Chief electoral officer ordered to add names to electoral list

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Approximately 20 nationals and non-nationals were just given the green light to vote before the closing of the polls at 6 p.m.

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson handed down the judgement in the No. 2 Supreme Court at the end of a last-minute hearing.

After reports began circulating that a number of applicants were turned away from their respective polling stations, their legal representatives asked them to show up at the Supreme Court to give testimony they had in fact been in the island for the requisite three years.

Following a six and a half hour sitting, Sir Marston ruled in favour of the applicants.

As a result chief electoral officer Angela Taylor was given an order to issue an addendum to allow for the parties to vote.

Elliott Mottley QC held for the claimants, while Larry Smith QC represented the Electoral and Boundaries Commission. (RA)

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