Politics of Friday, 6 June 2014

Source: citifmonline.com

EC, political parties debate audit of voter register

The Electoral Commission (EC) and the Political parties are in a meeting to discuss the audit of the voter’s register.

The EC is arguing that there is no time for an audit of the voter’s register, but the political parties say it is important the Electoral Commission conducts the audit to authenticate the voter’s register.

Citi News’ reporter, Sammi Wiafe, who was at the EC’s head office where the emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting is under way said, “whiles the political parties are of the view that it is important the EC conduct the audit, the EC is arguing that there is no time on its side to do this auditing.’’

He stated that, “they are still debating on this particular issue; there is no conclusion on the auditing aspect of the voter’s register.’’

Sammi also reported that the meeting will also discuss the modalities to be used for the next registration of voters.

He said the EC is considering July 2014 for the next registration of voters ahead of the 2016 elections.

The E.C will also discuss some reforms for the 2016 elections.