ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Candidates contesting the February 19 general elections here will have to submit their relevant documents on February 1, Nomination Day.
In addition, Supervisor of Elections, Judy Benoit, said members of the protective services will cast their ballots on February 15.
Electoral Officials said that voter registration ended on Wednesday ahead of January 17 in keeping with the provisions of the writ issued by Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean.
“The system is electronic and if we registered anyone after midnight we will be in violation of the law,” said Benoit.
Many voters flocked to registration offices over the past few days after Prime Minister Tillman Thomas urged them to ensure they are registered in order to cast a ballot in the election that is likely to be contested by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition New National Party (NNP), the Grenada United labour Party (GULP) and the recently formed National United Front (NUF).
Meanwhile, the police said they would be meeting with the leaders of the various political parties on Friday as campaigning continues across the island.