NODS and ABEC to help transport Barbudans to vote in Antigua

NODS Director Philmore Mullin

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.

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  1. Still sad how they are treating the Barbudans. What is the PLAN? Wasn’t there at 90 day plan, where is the update?

    • Ho are “they” treating the Barbudans? Why not give examples instead of making baseless declarations??

  2. Ralph Francis had the correct solution, send a crew and ballots to Barbuda and let them vote in either place. Much cheaper and safer. Not really enough of a hardship though if the objective is to continue to inconvenience the Barbudans. What a wicked set a people!

  3. School, businesses, people are learning, working and residing in Barbuda with air flights now happening…..yet voting cannot take place…..what does NODs/ABEC further require to happen in/for Barbuda so that Barbudans can vote in their constituency. What will happen if some or all of the Barbudans cannot get to vote….will the voting be still allowed or will it be rescheduled for another date/location or will it be a lengthy and costly court case? This is a very high risk operation for which there is absolutely no need.

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