Elections office responds to dead voter issue

On Saturday, referendum workers met to update voters lists, which included striking off the names of 48 voters who have died since the current Official List of Registered Electors came into effect.

The list came into effect on 1 July, 2012, according to elections office personnel.

That number, however, does not affect the total number of voters and the total required for the referendum to be binding.

Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez explained that the Referendum (Single-Member Constituency) Law makes it clear that the numbers of voters on the official register are the numbers in effect.

“The list as published is what is used,” he said.

With the number of registered voters set at 15,161, the number of ballots cast to make the referendum binding is 50.01 per cent, or 7,582. 
 

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