Now that the list of confirmed and newly registered voters is published, the general public has gotten the opportunity to justify credence in the numerous concerns raised by residents about questionable matters at the electoral office here on Nevis. It might be fair to say at this time that glaring inappropriate conduct and wrongdoings took place in that office and as a result the entire process could be highly corrupt and tainted by willful or accidental actions. As it stands at present and especially with the name of at least one deceased showing up on the list as a confirmed voter, an investigation can easily pinpoint what exactly took place and that information should be made public.” Now, to make matters even worse, that name has been removed from the list without going via due process, causing alarming concerns about blatant corruption within the electoral office here on Nevis. Again one must ask serious questions of our supervisor of elections who has repeatedly been appraised of the concerns that Nevisians raised about the day to day operations of the electoral office on Chapel Street.” His completely disdainful and arrogant attitude speaks volumes and the evidence now vindicates all who brought such matters to his attention. Our concerns have been brushed aside while Supervisor Benjamin vouches complete confidence in the staff and system here on Nevis.” Will he continue to defend to condone wrong and call it right? Based on what is taking place now that this list is available causes greater concerns than was initially envisaged. The buzz is loud, the rumblings are rampant, 500 plus newly registered voters in district 9 cannot be found, questionable activities still taking place on Chapel Street and still no indication that any change is in sight.” The objection process seems more of a waste of time because of lack of transparency and very little information from which to be directed.”” Another noteworthy observance during the entire duration of the confirmation exercise and new registrations between December 27, 2007 and present, is the complete silence of both sitting governments on the matter. The Labour Party on St. Kitts and the Nevis Reformation Party here on Nevis have gone through the period of repeated cries from opposition parties within the federation on what seemed unfair and unethical practices within the system, without mentioning a concerning word.” Is it that these ruling parties have supported the obvious flaws because these flaws are being used to the advantage of assisting them with another term in office?” Is it that the leadership at the electoral office here on Nevis working along with some sinister agenda?” Could it be the very reason why the electoral reform process was set up in the manner that it was?
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