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Dames Hints At Changes To Voting Process - But No Details

Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security.

Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security.

By LEANDRA ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

lrolle@tribunemedia.net

THE government will be making changes to the voting process for the upcoming 2022 election, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

However, he did not detail what those changes would include.

“It’s also a process,” he told reporters yesterday when asked about the issue.

“As we would’ve promised in our manifesto that we will be making changes to this overall process of voting. We have done some work and we still have a lot more work to do and as promised by this government, we intend to do it.

“There will be some changes but how significant I don’t know. We’ve had Dorian and now COVID-19 and so many (changes) what we would’ve hoped to achieve, some of what would’ve hoped to have achieved obviously would’ve been impacted from the timeline standpoint.

“But we are as promised, we are working assiduously to get to where we need to go but the timelines will certainly impact when we get there.”

Mr Dames also told reporters that changes relating to the voter registration process will be made known to the public “very shortly”.

“We will be getting back to you shortly,” he said.

“We would’ve started consultation and a lot of those consultations will be with members of the press as to what is being recommended by the parliamentary commissioner, who with his team would’ve done a significant amount of work, in light of where we are currently so that voters won’t be disenfranchised.

“We’ve always been a nation where people come out to vote and we don’t want to impact that in any way from a negative standpoint.”

Comments

DDK 1 week, 2 days ago

Seems like they WOULD HAVE done quite a lot🤣

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TalRussell 1 week, 2 days ago

Of course, me myself as an incompetent crown minister popoulaces security has been a major player managed brung me other 34 House-elected MP red coats colleagues to trembling in fear at the thought, there's no pushin' back against the deep-rooted hostility is waiting be's steering down where if just 50,2% the PopoulacesOrdinay at large POAL turns out to vote on the general election, or a series by-elections days, we don't even want to begin to imagine the ugly impact that will have on even slim shot at returning red coats with minority governing mandate. A nod of Once for Yeah, Twice for No?

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happyfly 1 week, 1 day ago

It's called "Gerrymandering" everywhere else in the world

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tribanon 1 week, 1 day ago

Dame's is talking about mail-in ballots to facilitate 'stuffing' of the ballot box by the FNM party with the current administration's full assistance and endorsement. Minnis is convinced the adoption of mail-in ballots under the guise of protecting the electorate from Covid-19 will enable him to stay in power as PM for at least the next 20 years.

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