Blunders made by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) are a cause for concern says Princes Town MP Barry Padarath.
He spoke with Guardian media on Monday when he went to cast his vote at the Couva Anglican School at the Southern Main Road.
Padarath said he was informed that the polling station opened a few minutes after 6 am, much to the displeasure of the long lines of voters waiting at the venue since 5 am to cast their votes. Padarath said was informed that there were issues in Mayaro and Princes Town as well.
He said "We have time and time again expressed their deep concern with the electoral process, how the EBC continues to manage the Local Government Elections and as we approach the general election we continue to express our concern as a party in the manner in which they handle this process. We have seen blunder after blunder.
"You will recall in the standing finance committee I raised the issue of whether or not the Chief Elections Officer is a relative of a sitting MP. This does not give us any comfort, actually, it gives us a tremendous amount of concern of how fair these elections would be today."