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Public Notice - Reasonable Time To Vote

Written by: Central Electoral Office

March 13, 2015

Members of the public are advised that in accordance with section 70 (1) of the Elections Act employers shall on Election Day allow every voter in his employ a reasonable period for voting. The section further provides that no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of the voter or penalise him in anyway as a result of his absence during that period.

Section 70 (2) of the Act provides that any employer who interferes with the granting to any voter in his employ of a period for voting is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $20,000 or to imprisonment for six (6) months.


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