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Readiness for One Man One Vote questioned in LA

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson gave his assurances that if an early election is called, the single member constituency system will be ready.

Under questioning from the oposition bench, Mr. Manderson admitted that some framework for the One Man One Vote system would have to hastily be put in place, principally, making the necessary changes to the elections law.

But he expressed confidence in the Supervisor of Elections, saying he and his team of three deputies is well prepared for what may lie ahead.

“I am confident that if an early election is called, he will be able to accelerate all of these plans that he has put forward and deliver a free and fair election to all of us,” said Mr. Manderson.

“I don’t see how you can be ready with all you have said needs to be done, and all the training that has to be done,” countered Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush.

Independent and Oppostion MLAs expressed concerns that each constituency still had not been assigned its own registring officer, and that there would not be enough time for voter education outreach in the event an early election is called.

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