St. Kitts – Nevis Voter Registration – 5,000 Confirmed

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 17, 2008 (CUOPM)

The Supervisor of Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis is reporting that 238 persons registered as new voters and 2,337 confirmed their registration during the month of February.

Mr. Leroy Benjamin also disclosed that between December 17th 2007 and February 29th 2008, 5,169 persons confirmed their names on the Voters List, while there were a total of 559 new registrations for the same period.

He said that the Confirmation Lists were delivered to all political parties in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis last Friday 14th March 2008.

The Supervisor of Elections also released a breakdown of the Confirmation and New Registrations by Constituency and Polling Division for the period 27th December 2007 to February 29th 2008.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Elections Meetings To Start

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 27, 2008 (CUOPM)

Supervisor of Elections Mr. Leroy Benjamin has begun a series of meetings to sensitize stakeholders on the new system of confirmation as the electoral reform process continues.

In a Press Release issued on Wednesday, Mr. disclosed that he invited the Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, the Hon. Mark Brantley to meet with him at the new Electoral Office on Central Street.

“The meeting is one in a series planned and follows a similar session with the Electoral Commission. Similar meetings are to be held with the leaders of all political parties in St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Mr. Benjamin.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Electoral Reform Process Moving Ahead

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 27, 2008 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Leroy Benjamin says the electoral reform process in the twin-island Federation is moving forward satisfactorily.

Mr. Benjamin also told BBC Caribbean on Tuesday that the Electoral Office is being run independently.

He disclosed that hundreds of persons have responded so far to the confirmation process that is now underway at the Electoral Offices in Basseterre and Charlestown involving a new Voters Registrar. That process is expected to continue until September and will result in a New Voters list.

In the BBC interview, Pastor Benjamin denied reports that the reform will cater to overseas voting and that while Kittitians and Nevisians residing overseas can participate in the confirmation process at embassies and consulates, voting will actually be restricted to the country on Election Day.

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Nevis To Clean Up Voter List

Charlestown, Nevis
January 28, 2008

The reconfirmation of registered voters would help to clean up the voters list Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry said.
The Premier who is also leader of the Nevis Reformation Party, made the statement last Friday January 25, 2008, during a briefing with the media at his Bath Plain office in Charlestown.  He encouraged voters to make use of the ongoing reconfirmation exercise at the Electoral Office.
“I am glad that something has been done and we have been telling our people – the people of Nevis that they need to reconfirm. One of the good things about it is that it would clean up the list.  There has been a problem with the list.  From time to time we have seen people’s name appearing as people who are dead and it has been a problem for us.

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