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Bahamas: DON’T BE FOOLED: Voters’ cards with white-out not from Parliamentary Registration Dept, says minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Parliamentary Registration Department does not use white-out for any purpose, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, who said the presence of the correcting fluid on any voter’s cards is not the work of the department’s receiving officers.

Addressing the media outside the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday, Dames advised that while the department has a process for striking out old information on the card during transfers, the public and authorities should be circumspect of anyone using white-out or anyone presenting a voter’s card with white-out on it.

A purported photo of a voter’s card with white-out obscuring older details on a voter’s card has been circulated on social media in recent weeks.

There have also been concerns that striking out details on the card, as opposed to issuing a new voter’s card, opens the registration process to an increased risk of voter fraud.

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