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MPs to decide on electoral system change

Lawmakers will today be asked by Premier Paula Cox to approve changes to the Parliamentary Election Act aimed at improving the electoral system.

If passed into law the measures will allow the Parliamentary Registrar to conduct research to determine whether someone is registered in the right district and transfer those who aren’t, after giving notice.

The Parliamentary Registrar would also be empowered to appoint a nomination place for all constituencies in a general election.

And the law will allow election candidates, election officers and police officers to vote at an advance poll.

The Parliamentary Election Amendment Bill will also allow advance polling to be held over a period of a few days.

Legislators are also set to debate a motion brought by Opposition MP Bob Richards on a report released last year by Business Bermuda on US — Bermuda Economic relations.

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Published April 20, 2012 at 10:10 am (Updated April 20, 2012 at 10:10 am)

MPs to decide on electoral system change

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