Electoral Law applies equally to every voter…says PM Harris
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“Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2019 (SKNVIBES)
PRIME MINISTER of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris said that the Electoral Law applies equally to everyone and, in terms of residency, foreign voters would not be disenfranchised.
Dr. Harris made this pronouncement, among others, in response to a question posed by a journalist at his recently held Monthly Press Conference in the Parliamentary Lounge at Government Headquarters.He was asked if overseas-based citizens would be disenfranchised should he call a snap election within three months, taking Electoral Reform into consideration in which the Election Amendment Act 2017.
The Prime Minister emphatically declared that Electoral Reform is an ongoing process with many facets and he does not think it would ever end, adding that “as we do elections after elections, we learn and we make the necessary adjustment”.Speaking directly to the issues of overseas-based citizens, “I want to distance myself from the notion that there is an element of the Reform.