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Bahamas: “Changes” foreshadowed for voter registration and general election

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is seeking to change the way Bahamians register to vote in the next general election to ensure no grouping is disenfranchised because of health concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames.

“We are going to have to adjust and we are going to have to adjust quickly, recognizing the period that we are in,” Dames told Eyewitness News.

“The last thing we would want is the disenfranchisement of the voter.

“I would hate to have to see a large representation of voters, meaning you know, seniors with comorbidity issues refusing to come out because of the [health] challenges.

“We’re very cognizant of that and the parliamentary commissioner and his team have been working overtime to present options; to research options and make them available to this government.

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