Audit approves mass voter registration

ST JOHN’S, Antigua- The preliminary Register of Electors has been cleared for publication following an audit of the procedures used leading up to and during registration.

 Confirmation of this comes from the Commission spokesperson Anne Harewood George.

 The audit became necessary last month when the two individuals who presided over the process were ousted in line with a court judgment, which declared their appointments unlawful.

 Subsequently, the electoral commission reinstated Lorna Simon, who should have supervised the registration exercise in the first place.

 Observer Radio has now learnt that Simon, the Supervisor of Elections and the one who conducted the audit has approved the registrations done from 30th September to 4th November.

 OBSERVER media understands that the list should be published some time next week, which is nearly two months after the commission initially projected.

 With this development, the electoral commission has essentially responded to the Antigua Labour Party which had suggested merging the list that is to be published next week with published in June.

 Our sources have indicated that such an merger would be impossibly tedious and an unnecessary expense.

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