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Failure to provide money for voters' list reverification an election ploy, says Shaw

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 8:07 PM
Shaw ... there is a need for a complete reverification of the voters' list.

A senior member of the parliamentary Opposition is alleging that the Government's failure to provide the Electoral Office of Jamaica with money to purge the Voters' List is part of a strategy to win the upcoming general elections.

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica has acknowledged that it facing challenges removing dead electors from the list.

North East Manchester MP, Audley Shaw, says there is a need for a complete reverification of the voters' list.

 

Opposition MP Audley Shaw

According to Shaw, there is no question that the voters' list is "padded" with thousands of people who are either dead or have migrated.

He asserts that the failure of the Government to pay for the complete re-verification of the voter’s list is part of a plot to win the polls.

 

Opposition MP Audley Shaw

Nearly 1.8 million people are on the voters' list.