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Constitutional requirement on General Elections explained

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Bahamas, April 4, 2017 – Nassau – General Elections must take place within 30 days of the House of Assembly being dissolved and according to country leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, that dissolution will happen a week from today.

Lines continue to be long at voter registration centres across the Bahamas as people try to get in on last minute registration. Speaking with Magnetic Media yesterday, Parliamentary Registration Department Commissioner, Sherlyn Hall says as of Sunday the total number of individuals registered stood at 155,000.

Mr. Hall anticipates this to exceed the voter registration number in 2012, which recorded 172,128.  The Parliamentary Commissioner added eight of the twelve centres were open for registration from 10am to 9pm daily until April 10th, while the twelve centres will facilitate distribution from 10am to 8pm. He assured the department’s capacity in handling the rush.

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