Grenada: On the fulfillment of his elected term in the office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament effective Monday, May 16, 2022.
Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, made the announcement at a political meeting in Telescope, St. Andrew, on Saturday night. The election for the next term of the office of the Prime Minister will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022. So Grenadians will go to the polls on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Elections were last held in Grenada in March 2018.
Since March 2018, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has been selected as the representative of Grenada.
Explaining the timetable for the run-up to the poll, Dr Mitchell said he has already asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament, effective Monday, May 16.
Further, he has asked the Governor-General to issue the writ for elections on May 17. This essentially means that Grenadians who are not yet registered have only one remaining day to do so and be able to cast their ballot in the upcoming general elections.
#DecisionGrenada: We can project that Grenada's next PM will be a Mitchell
Both major party leaders share the last name Mitchell
Dr Keith Mitchell is seeking a historic 6th term as Prime Minister
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The nomination day for candidates will be Wednesday, June 1. As is customary, police officers will participate in advance polling on Monday, June 20, while the rest of the electorate will vote on June 23.
Further, the Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) advises the public that an elector who does not replace his or her expired voter identification card cannot be denied his or her right to vote on Election Day.
The “right of a person to vote” speaks to ‘if on polling day, he is qualified and registered as an elector in that constituency, and his name appears on the current list to be used for that constituency’.
The presentation of the voter identification card is required to verify the identity of the individual who is voting. Therefore, electors are asked to present their voter identification cards before receiving a ballot.
NB: any elector who holds an expired identification card with an expiry date of January 31, 2020, can present such card when requested to present his or her voter identification card.
Any elector who is unable to produce his or her voter identification card because one was not issued, or it was either lost or destroyed, will be required to take an oath before receiving his or her ballot.
The PEO remains committed to the replacement of expired identification cards and continuous registration.
So, the authorities advised the public that their official source of elections information is the parliamentary elections office, where they are asked to be guided accordingly.
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