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Electoral Office must assist those seeking to vote - Maskey

3 February, 2017 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féín’s Paul Maskey said the Electoral Office should be doing more to assist those seeking to register to vote.

The West Belfast MP said:

“The argument for taking 60,000 people off the register do not stack up, they are effectively being denied their right to vote.

“Indeed, many of those who have been removed from the register voted last May.

"Here in West Belfast 6,000 people have been removed from the register and we have been urging people to get re-registered.

“In the mean time the Electoral Office has released their addendum list which shows that in January more people were removed from the register than put on.

"I have been in contact with the Electoral Office to ensure that they are assisting those seeking to vote and enable them to get back on the register.

"I would urge people to make sure they are on the register, if anyone is unsure they should contact any Sinn Féin rep or the Electoral Office.

“It is not the job of the electoral office to deny people the vote, it is to ensure that those who are entitled to vote get to vote.”

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