September 13, 2012

Registered voters names to be publicized

13:17 Today (13 September 2012)
Report by: Roland Koroi

The Elections office has taken yet another step forward in its efforts to ensure transparency within the Electronic Voter Registration process.

This time, names and details of all registered voters will be made available to the public.

Elections Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this is vital in ensuring that no-one abuses the system.

These things make the system have a lot more integrity. The fact that it will significantly eliminate fraud or identity theft as we know it.

This initiative by the elections office will also greatly benefit political parties.

If they want a list of voters as to what locations they live in so they may want to campaign and use that strategy. It’s always been done but this time we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure that everyone has access to that. And like I said it proves a much better system where you actually know people’s data.

The list of all registered voters will be made available once all data has been verified by the elections office.

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