ABEC readies itself for changes to the Electoral law

The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) readies itself for a number of proposed changes to the Electoral law.

According to this week’s Cabinet notes Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Elections Commission (ABEC) and other officials from the Commission will be invited to Cabinet during its meeting next Wednesday in order to discuss the issue of scrutinizers under the existing law and a proposed change in the law.

Meantime Chairman of the Electoral Commission Nathaniel “Paddy” James while speaking during ZDK’s Open Forum on Thursday explained that if a change to the law is actually made in Parliament the commission is obligated to implement or carry out that change.

Other matters related to the decentralizing of registration of voters will also be discussed during the next sitting of Cabinet as several constituencies now share the same registration center, and staggered days for registration now takes place at those centers.

The Cabinet notes further indicated that ABEC is seeking to have the law and the resource allocations changed in order to accommodate the de facto operations.

News Reporter

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