The United Progressive Party (UPP) is calling on the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) and, by extension, the Government to ensure that all eligible voters are accommodated in the upcoming general elections.
The Party is observing, with keen interest, the situation unfolding in Barbados, where voters are being disenfranchised because of their COVID-19 status.
The UPP believes that not even illness should deprive an eligible voter from casting his/her ballot. And, since there seems to be no end in sight to this pandemic, it calls upon the Electoral Commission to devise mechanisms by which ALL voters can SAFELY exercise their franchise.
Nothing less will be acceptable or accepted in this democracy.
The Party is committed to the holding of elections that are transparent, free, fair and free of fear – the results of which form the basis of a stable and safe democracy that upholds the rule of law.
Therefore, in an effort to ensure that residents are aware, informed and empowered, the UPP will host a panel discussion on the legal rights of the electorate and the responsibilities of the Electoral Commission, on Thursday, January 20, at 8 p.m., on Progressive 107.3 FM and live via its Facebook page.
All are invited to listen and encouraged to submit questions to the panel via Facebook.
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