COVID-19 exposure has caused the Central Registration Unit of the Electoral Commission to close its doors temporarily.
The Commission has confirmed that a member of staff tested positive for the virus, and that “all precautionary measures are being taken to ensure everyone’s health and safety.”
Therefore, the Unit was closed with immediate effect, this week, and will remain so until further notice.
Meanwhile, the St. Mary’s North Registration Unit, which closed its doors in March due to similar exposure, will reopen to the public and begin conducting business next Monday.
During its closure, the Unit was sanitized and workers were also tested.
And, in related news, a source close to the Commission is urging newly registered persons to collect their Voters’s Registration cards, since hundreds of them are reportedly piling up.
The person says that new voters – and those who applied for replacement cards – should realize that an election can be called at short notice.
Accordingly, the source says, they should try to collect their cards now and “avoid the scramble and mad rush.”