UPP is closely monitoring ALP’s old voter-padding tricks, especially the issue of temporary cards, Lovell says

Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), says the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) will not be allowed to get away with its old political tricks in the upcoming general election, including padding the voters list.

Lovell says his Party will be closely monitoring the practice of some voters, who report that their identification card has been lost, misplaced or stolen, and therefore request a temporary card on election day.

The ALP has used this as a loophole in the past, Lovell notes, to secure votes.

Lovell says the UPP has already had dialogue with the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) concerning the compilation of a list of persons who have been issued the temporary cards.

Meanwhile, the Political Leader says the UPP – just like the Labour Party – has been ensuring that its supporters are registered.

This time around, he says, the Party is pulling out all the stops to secure an electoral victory.

Reports are that, to date, St. Peter has the highest number of new registrants – 244 persons – since the last election cycle. St. George has recorded 170, while other constituencies, especially those in the countryside, have fewer than 25 in some cases.