Progressive Party seeking legal advice on EBC’s use of wrong symbol

Progressive Party seeking legal advice on EBC’s use of wrong symbol

The Progressive Party is now seeking legal advice, after the Elections and Boundaries Commission used the wrong symbol and omitted the party’s name on the ballot paper for next Monday’s general election.

Nikoli Edwards said that on July 10 during the pre-examination of nomination papers, he was not shown any document of how the PP symbol would appear on the ballot paper.

However, on Nomination Day after filing nomination papers he asked the returning officer to look at the symbols. He said he immediately indicated to the returning officer that the PP’s symbol was not the correct symbol approved by the EBC, the Government Printer, and the PP.

Edwards said the commission was wrong to claim that he raised no objection to the symbol used for the party during pre-examination of nomination papers on July 10 and July 17.

Edwards said the “entire electoral process is one that is not very accommodating” and the EBC is not doing anything to make the process smoother for people who wish to engage in the electoral process.

He said “This, in our mind is exactly why we continue to exist in what many people call a two-party system..”

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