THE Opposition UNC is calling on the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) to investigate what it claims are “1,684 inconsistencies and anomalies within the St Joseph, Tunapuna, Moruga/Tableland and La Horquetta/Talparo constituencies” before the 2019 local government elections.
In a statement yesterday, the UNC said it was calling on the EBC to “act in a transparent, unbiased and fair manner, and respond to the party’s concerns over discrepancies found within four marginal parliamentary constituencies”.
The UNC said it has conducted, in the last four years, a house-to-house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, to physically meet each voter, as part of its mandate to build communities and enhance its representative capacity.
“Upon completion of the exercise, we discovered 1,684 inconsistencies and anomalies within the St Joseph, Tunapuna, Moruga/Tableland and La Horquetta/Talparo constituencies,” the Opposition claimed.
People “appearing on the list of registered voters were determined as not residing at the given voter address and/or having no historical links to the area”, it stated.
The UNC said it was “more alarming” that it submitted “comprehensive reports” on each constituency on October 4 and, to date, has received no response from the EBC. The UNC said the EBC must address these “abnormalities” before the December 2, 2019, local government elections.
EBC officials could not immediately be reached for comment after the UNC issued its statement.