There will be BY-ELECTION on 22nd March in Turks and Caicos Island

PRESS RELEASE

The Supervisor of Elections

The Supervisor of Elections Dudley Lewis has advised that based on the ruling of the Supreme Court in the matter between the Attorney General and Ms Amanda Anisha Missick; and considering the withdrawal of the challenge against Amanda Missick brought by Oral Selver and the withdrawal of the challenge against Oral Selver brought by Althea Ewing Williams; there will be a By-Election in the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill 7 th Electoral District as planned on March 22, 2013.

Therefore, both Candidates Mr. Oral Isaac Selver representing the People’s Democratic Party (PDM) and Ms Amanda A. Misick, representing the Progressive National Party (PNP) are eligible for the by-election.

Mr. Lewis has also cautioned the public against the publishing of false information about the withdrawal of any candidate. Under section 75(1) (b) of the Elections Ordinance, it is an offense to publish false information against any candidate in an effort to win votes for another.

Section 75 (1)(b) states

Every person who before or during an election knowingly publishes a false statement of the withdrawal of a candidate at such election for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of anther candidate shall be guilty of an illegal practice and shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine of $2,000 and be incapable during a period of five years from the date of conviction, of being registered as a voter or of voting at an election.

Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

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