In preparation for general elections, constitutionally due by March next year, members of the Vincentian community in New York are being urged to file objections to their names possibly being struck from the electoral list of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Consulate General in New York said it is working with the Supervisor of Elections in allowing Vincentians in New York to lodge their objections at the consulate.
Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 18, through Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, copies of the full list of names to be removed from the voters’ list will be displayed at several locations in New York, the New York Consulate General said.
To allow for ease of access to the public, the consulate said some of the Brooklyn locations where the list is displayed include Square Deal Shippers and Movers, Standard Shippers and the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers.
“During this period, anyone desirous of filing an objection to their name being removed can do so by submitting a letter addressed to the Supervisor of Election stating why their name should not be removed from the voters’ list and present the necessary documents to support the reason for the objection to the office of the Consulate to be forwarded to the Office of the Supervisor of Elections,” the statement said.
“Persons wishing to submit their objections directly to the Office of the Supervisor of Elections will still be able to do so, using the same method of submission,” it added.
The Consulate General urged Vincentians in New York to “make full use of this opportunity to ensure that their voter registration is regularized and pledges to continue the excellent working relationship with the members of the Vincentian community in New York.”