The main Opposition party in the neighbouring island of Grenada in a televised conference said Vincentians are illegally registering in Carriacou to vote in the next general elections in Grenada slated for March 13th, 2018.
The National Democratic Congress alleges that officials in Carriacou and Petite Martinique are registering persons not eligible to vote.
The party said no one is listening to their concerns, and took to the media in an effort to get the relevant authorities and interest groups to do something about it.
Party official Collete Joseph said all of this came to light after the appointment of the new registering officers.
“ We saw complete chaos in Carriacou, with a registering officer, to which the party is reliably informed is computer illiterate, yet operating a system which is fully computerised”.
Joseph alleged that the party now have information, which shows that in the constituency of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, a number of Vincentian nationals who are not qualified to be registered as voters in Grenada, because they have not met the legislative requirements in terms of residency have been registered to vote.
Joseph said when their party made an oral objection to the process with the Electoral Office in Grenada, they were told to let the registration go ahead, and then the party can file an objection after.