A new bill is being proposed that will see many changes in the way some aspects of the elections process is conducted. Some of these changes are likely to take effect at the upcoming polls once legislators sit to pass the bill.
However, yesterday June 28, the House of Assembly granted the Acting Attorney General, Baba Aziz leave for the second reading and debate on the bill Elections (Amendment) Act, 2011 to be deferred to next month.
Aziz said it would be fair to have other members present to take part in the debate since it is an important bill, given the fact that this is an election year. He noted that they were only sitting for a short period yesterday; hence other members were not present in the House.
The second reading and debate was then deferred to July 12. The object of the bill is to improve the Elections Act, 1994 (No. 16 of 1994) in order to enhance the conduct of elections.