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Sunday, December 08, 2013
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Tears as voter is turned away
A voter broke down in tears today after he was turned away from the Hermitage Village polling station at Hermitage Presbyterian School because his name was not on the voting list.
As tears streamed down his face, Kelvin Jaikaran, 58, told reporters he was shocked and hurt because he was accustomed to voting there in previous elections.
Jaikaran said he voted at that polling station in 2010 for the general and local government elections.
“I have been voting all my years here, all my life. I born and grow up here and they don’t have my name on the list. They checked and they say I not able to vote.”
A disappointed Jaikaran said he was going home.
“I feel bad. I want to make a vote,” he said.
Oropouche West MP Stacy Roopnarine, who was passing through the area, said in cases like that, voters should check with returning officers at the stations.
Roopnarine said in spite of the rain voters were coming out.
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