Kingstown, St Vincent — The process of cleaning up the voters list in St Vincent and the Grenadines is soon to begin, which will see the number of registered voters significantly reduced.
In the 2010 general election there were 101,067 registered voters out of a population that in 2012 was estimated at 109,000. The total number of valid votes cast in 2010 was 62,805 (turnout: 62.33%).
This will be done through the passage of the representation of the People Amendment Bill, which has received unanimous support from Members of Parliament from both sides of the House.
In presenting the measure, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the process will result in the removal of over 23,000 names from the voters list. These, he said, include persons who are living overseas.