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Sylvia Findlay

Supervisor of Elections Sylvia Findlay. (iWN file photo)

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The Supervisor of Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has begun to implement a law that could see some 23,537 names removed the from the country’s voter’s list.

The move by Sylvia Findlay comes after Parliament in May passed with bi-partisan support an amendment to the Representation of the People Act.

The amendment intends to clean up the list by removing the names of dead persons, citizens have remained overseas for more than fives year, or persons otherwise no longer qualified to vote.

As at Thursday, June 11, the voter’s the number of registered voters stood at 107,208 — just about 2,000 less than the 2012 population.

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On Thursday, Findlay briefed the media on the impact of the legislation.

She explained what categories of persons will be removed and the process through which they can challenge their removal.

The clean-up comes as SVG prepares for general elections, widely expected this year, ahead of March 2016 constitutional deadline.

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