ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The electorate in Antigua & Barbuda has been told to prepare for a “total re-registration” of voters ahead of general elections constitutionally due in 2014.
The announcement by National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort at a recent rally of his United Progressive Party confirmed media reports that around the same time last year, Antigua Barbuda Electoral Commission received a re-registration request from the ruling party.
Addressing supporters at the rally, Dr Cort said that the time had come for the constituency branch to mobilise members for the process.
“It is necessary for all of our foot soldiers to get out there, because we will be approaching a total re-registration of voters in the not-too-distant future.”
He said the process should be treated as a “mini-election process because, at the end of the day, it’s only if your name appears on the register you will be able to cast your vote.”
Dr Cort called on supporters who had difficulties with the party to put them aside, re-register and ensure another term in office for the ruling party.
Speaking at the same event, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer disclosed that his party was in the process of “cranking up things.”
He urged supporters to join the battle that was ahead.