Today a contingent from the United National Congress met with and discussed for the second time, several key election issues with the Election and Boundaries Commission. The meeting was held once again at the request of the UNC and is the first follow up to a previous meeting held on the 12th June 2020.
The team raised several key issues ranging from the adjusted procedures in light of Covid-19 and the treatment of citizens who are in quarantine to be treated as special voters. The team also discussed the new guidelines of wearing a mask and sanitizing before voting although they cannot prevent anyone without a mask from voting. The UNC team believes in adhering to these guidelines to keep everyone safe during this time as we prepare to return good governance to Trinidad and Tobago.
Additionally, the team was informed of a request by the EBC for an increased level of police officers to enforce the social distancing rules on election day. The intention by the EBC to review all polling stations to ensure the locations are large enough to accommodate voters and election day staff while following the social distancing guidelines was also raised.
The UNC remains committed to free and fair elections for all and for the elections to reflect the true will of the people. The UNC will continue to work with the EBC as we draw closer to the polling day of August 10th and we have committed ourselves to raise all questions that we deem important to ensuring a just election process