Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace says he has evidence of the transfer to East Kingstown of persons who are not living in the constituency and that he will be taking the appropriate action.
Eustace made the disclosure on his weekly radio programme on Monday, saying he will invite all new registrants in the constituency to a meeting.
“I want to get to know you, those of you who are coming to vote in East Kingstown for the first time…” the New Democratic Party president said.
He told listeners that 238 persons have transferred their voter registration to East Kingstown.
“And there have been significant amount of persons who have registered for the first time – well in excess of 600,” he said, adding that the number is even higher in some constituencies.
He said a lot of the new registrants are young people who have reached voting age.
“And a lot of them could be registered from outside the constituency. I have been doing — my staff has been carrying out an exercise which we are still doing… and one of the things I am looking at and they are looking at is the level of transfers and where these people are now. Are they living in East Kingstown, resident in East Kingstown, and if so, how long?” Eustace said.
“I must say that I know of some names already who are registered or transferred to vote in East Kingstown who are not living there, and I have a few names on that and I will deal with those persons.
“I am aware of some persons who are not. I know where they are now and I know they are not living in East Kingstown and I will provide the necessary report and information at the appropriate time.
“So, those who know clearly that they are living in East Kingstown, shouldn’t have any problem attending our meeting. It’s only if you are trying to scam you will have a problem attending our meeting,” Eustace said.