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New electoral boundaries will be in place before next election

The Parliamentary registry formally announced on Friday the adoption of new electoral boundaries will come into play when the next election is called.

The move will affect 6,595 registered voters, moving them from one voting constituency to another to ensure similar numbers of people in each constituency.

A draft order of the bill was passed in the House and the Senate earlier this year.

Parliamentary Registrar randy Scott said: “The changes to the electoral boundaries were carefully considered by the Constituencies Boundaries Commission, and are necessary to ensure fairness and equality in electoral processes.

“With the development on the island and the fluctuation of qualified voters from one parish or one constituency to the next, it is necessary to revisit electoral boundaries on a regular basis to ensure that constituencies are as equally represented by qualified electors as possible.”

The Parliamentary Registry will notify all affected voters well in advance of the next general election.

For information, visit www.elections.gov.bm, or contact the Parliamentary Registry at 293-2683.

Human Rights Commission offices closed until January 7

The Human Rights Commission offices will be closed until January 7, Government announced.

Staff must be out of the offices during this time for health reasons.

They will work from the Department of Human Affairs until their offices reopen next month.

Persons in need of assistance should telephone the HRC on 295-5859.

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Published December 28, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 28, 2010 at 7:11 am)

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