Constitutional Discussions 18: Postal Ballots. Section 45 of the Anguilla Constitution provides for who has the right to vote at elections. It provides for an Elections Act to be designed to make provision for persons who are unable physically to attend to vote in person on election day still to be able to cast their vote. This constitutional provision legalises overseas voting or postal ballots, if the Elections Act provided for it. The Elections Act that we presently have does not permit overseas voting. You have to come to
A majority of persons making representations on this issue before the Commission urged that the Elections Act be updated to provide for overseas balloting. At paragraph 111 of its Recommendations, the Commission recommended that the Act be amended accordingly.
Members of the House of Assembly meeting in caucus at Limestone Bay Café had other ideas. They, in their wisdom, agreed among themselves that they would prefer the situation to remain as is.
Those that are in the House know how they got there! They would prefer to keep it so!