ULP Requests that Attorney General & Commissioner of Police Investigate Illegal Voter Intimidation by Eustace and the New Democratic Party

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:03am

It is illegal to intimidate voters that went through the proper voter registration process and are duly on the final election list of registered voters. The NDP, by threatening jail time for people that are lawfully registered, are attempting in vain to undermine our democratic institutions and the people’s right to choose their own government.

Let us be clear: if you are on the voters’ list and you have a photo identification, you are legally entitled to cast a ballot in tomorrow’s general election. Voting is sacred to democracies. All around the world, people have suffered and died to earn the right to vote.  Don’t let Eustace and an NDP desperate to gain power by whatever means necessary intimidate you from exercising your legal rights. 

We are hereby requesting the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Police to investigate the New Democratic Party’s threats to voters under Section 46 of the Representation of the People’s Act and all other relevant law. According to that section, any individual or organization that engages in “restraint” or “threatens to inflict damage, harm or loss against any person in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting” faces jail.

We will also be writing to the various election observation missions currently in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and notify them that the New Democratic Party is attempting to intimidate lawfully registered voters just because they do not support their party.