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Bahamas: BE PREPARED: PM urges Bahamians to register to vote

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday urged Bahamians to register to vote in the “shortest possible time”, suggesting once again that the next general election could be called soon though he has repeatedly dismissed talks of an early election.

“My brothers and sisters in Christ, in a few days, we will celebrate Independence Day,” Minnis said at Calvary Deliverance Church.

“It is a time to take pride in all we have accomplished as a sovereign nation over the last 48 years. One of the things we should be most proud of is our democracy.

“In our system, the people select their government at the ballot box. We have free and fair elections.

“We have an orderly process in how we select those who represent us in Parliament.

“There is a new law governing voter registration.

“If you have questions about your registration, you may go to the Facebook [page] of the Parliamentary Registration Department or call the department.

“I want to encourage you all who need to register to do so in the shortest possible time.

“The right to vote was fought for by our founders.

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