Providenciales, 23 Nov 2015 – Over five hundred turned out to a weekend voter registration drive as time winds down for new electors to be added to the national list.
Marketplace in Providenciales was on Saturday packed with people trying to get registered to vote ahead of the 2016 General Elections, even though that run off could be as much as one year away.
Dudley Lewis, the Elections Supervisor had expressed concern about the young voters. We spoke to a couple of them, who felt excited at the opportunity.
Young woman: “It’s to choose who you think is best to represent the country and to do what’s best for us.”
Young man: “I think we need more voters voting in our country, especially the young folks. A lot of the young folks fall short on politics and what naught but it is really not about politics it’s about really letting your voice be heard, letting you know that, hey ‘I am a Turks Islander and I can vote’… you understand?”
Applications for voter registration are available online, and TCIG has waived all costs to new voters.
At the start of the month it was said some 3,000 were eligible to be added to the elector’s list; November 30th is the deadline for the current voter list.