Activist Luzette King has launched an urgent appeal for what she called fellow ‘Internet Crazies’ to gather in front of the electoral office this afternoon at 3:00 pm.
Luzette who spearheaded the ‘The Frontline’ effort in 2015 to have the general elections result overturned following claims of widespread irregularities is ready to do battle again.
“Since voter registration does not usually happen during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) then this 15 – day ‘special registration’ process cannot start today (Saturday 10),” she said in a Facebook appeal today.
Ms King added:
“This arrangement which is already problematic will be shortened by about 5 or so days and we must take action against this NOW.”
However, the Representation of the People Act makes it mandatory for the Supervisor of Elections to commence the 15- days registration period immediately.
“Where the Governor-General issues a writ for an election in a constituency—he shall declare the period ending fifteen days after the issuing of the writ to be a special voters registration period.”
The Supervisor of Elections is also required by law to publish a revised register of voters no later than three days after the issuing of the writ.
A writ was issued by the Governor General yesterday making today the start of the special registration period.
According to the Writ promulgated by the Governor General, the special registration period will begin from October 10th – October 24th.
“Every person who is eighteen years of age or older on or before October 24th, 2020 is entitled to be registered as a voter; and must ensure that they complete their registration during that period.”