The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) say they are putting plans in place to ensure all registered voters in Barbuda get to Antigua to vote and that no one is disenfranchised.
“NODS is, therefore, seeking the co-operation of those registered voters on Barbuda to register at the Barbuda Council Office from tomorrow (Fri.) so that transportation arrangements can be streamlined.”
The disaster office has been in discussions with the Barbuda Ferry to assist with transportation and other contingency plans are also in place.
“Barbudan electors who can be accommodated by friends and relatives should provide that information upon registering,” NODS said in a statement.
For those individuals who do not have such accommodations, NODS has made arrangements to facilitate this, the statement added.
This follows a court ruling which indicated that Barbudans should be allowed to vote in Antigua.