Over 2400 new voters on supplementary electors list

There are over 2400 newly registered electors on the Supplementary List issued by the Electoral Office on Wednesday.

In accordance with section 16 of the Registration of Electors Act, Chap. 2:03, the Supplementary Register was published on November 13, 2019, within 7 days of the date the writs were issued for the holding of elections.

The Supplementary Register contains the names of new registrations which were effected between the end of September 2019 and November 6th 2019.

Chief Elections Officer, Ian-Michael Anthony, is encouraged by the number of persons who qualified to be registered and takes it as an indication that there is marked interest in persons being a part of the process and making their voices heard on Election Day.

“Over the past few months, the Electoral Office has been encouraging persons to get registered to vote to be part of the process. We are happy to report, between the publication of our Preliminary List and the list of voters who registered on the night of the writ, that 2408 persons were registered to vote. It is very encouraging to see that persons who are interested in the process have taken the first step, as we
encouraged, by getting registered to vote and we trust that come Election Day, the level of interest we see in persons getting registered will be manifested in voter turnout,” Anthony stated.

On nomination day, slated for Tuesday 19th November 2019, the Final Elections List is used to determine that the six (6) persons nominating each candidate are themselves registered electors. For this reason, the Final Elections List must be issued before nomination day to facilitate the needs of the Returning

“The Final List of Electors which will be used on Election Day, will be prepared ahead of Nomination Day which will be Tuesday 19th November 2019 and the Final List of Electors will be a combination of names from the Preliminary List as well as the recently released Supplementary List. It is important that the Returning Officers have access to those Final Lists as those will be used to verify that the persons who nominate candidates for the election are actually registered electors.

Mr Anthony further urged electors to participate in the process beyond just registration and to engage
by using the fundamental privilege of casting a ballot on Election Day. The Chief said, “We also use this opportunity to remind electors that it is their right to go out and vote and encourage them to exercise their franchise.”

In 2009 and 2014, the numbers of new registrations on the Supplementary Lists at the same time in the
elections process were 2880 and 2895, respectively.

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  1. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    November 17, 2019

    How many of these “voters” will be arriving at Melville Hall airport the day before the election?

  2. Just Thinking
    November 16, 2019

    How many have also been removed? That is a question to be answered.

  3. Mexican
    November 16, 2019

    That’s tantamount to putting ‘new wine in old bottles’. Without a holistic re-registration exercise, this entire episode is a sham.
    The selfish, mischievous and criminally-minded will obviously prefer the list remain in its tainted format, thus giving them amply leeway to choreograph another wholesale robbery of the electoral process.

  4. Stupes
    November 16, 2019

    Mr. Anthony, so you have plenty new voters. Good for you. I don’t care about that. I want to know if you have removed the names that should not be on the list. What is your plan to ensure that the person who arrives at the polling station to vote is actually the same one on the list?

  5. Ibo France
    November 15, 2019

    Dominicans are giving birth as rapidly as rabbits according to the Electoral Office. This how they won the last election by a bloated electors’ list combined with bribery, fraud and skullduggery.

  6. Lin clown
    November 15, 2019

    This is BAN NEWS for UWP.The only way UWP can win this electoin DLP supporters MUST TURN and vote UWP,like they did for DFP in 1980,or stay home and not vote Anytime DLP supporters turn out to vote like they did in 2009 and 2014.UWP MUST LOSE.

  7. %
    November 15, 2019

    Election is constitutionally due in April or May 2020.
    There is more than enough time to purge the bloated electors list, and to issue Voters ID card..
    According to buffoon Austrie, “Why is Dominica last in so many things”,? Is the bloated list a recipe for thievery? I guess those “Sack Weigh Teeth”” know that..The OAS warned, the Commonwealth warned, Caricom warned, the Bishop, Civil Society Organisations warned,CCM warned, many others warned!!!!
    This government’s head is made of steel?
    I rest my case.
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

  8. derp
    November 15, 2019

    Why not make the entire list available online? I mean come on in this day and age, you cannot tell me the electoral office do have a website to post the list?!

  9. DAPossieMasse
    November 15, 2019

    While protecting personal information, I hope a demographical breakdown of the new registrants will be available.

    Breakdown like place on birth, and if the country is other than Dominica, then when did the individual migrate to Dominica, and when did the individual became a citizen of Dominica.

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