Electoral Commission Committed to Free & Fair Elections

Election_MG_3455The Electoral Commission is reassuring Dominicans of its commitment to free and fair elections as the debate on cleansing the voters list and implementation of voter identification cards heighten.

In a statement issued on June 23, 2014, the Commission said together with the Electoral Office, it continues to work tirelessly to ensure that elections are free and fair.

The Commission issued the statement following a meeting with a six member delegation of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) on June 18, 2014.

The statement said that the present electoral system has produced free and fair elections in Dominica over several decades and that it is confident that the system is able to continue to do so.

According to the Commission, steps are being taken to cleanse the list.

They added that obtaining reports from the Civil Registry on a monthly basis following verification with Registering Officers in the districts are used to remove the names of deceased persons.

Investigations are also being launched into Commonwealth citizens who no longer reside in Dominica.

The Commission also highlighted the obligation of political parties and other stakeholders to draw to the attention of the Commission, the names of persons whom they believe should not be on the list.

The members of the Electoral Commission are Gerald D Burton, Chairman, Kondwani Williams, Alick Lawrence, Mariette Warrington, Anthony Commodore and acting chief elections officer Steven La Rocque.

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