27 Jun 2003

100 voters in Marshall Islands to prove eligibility

1:52 pm on 27 June 2003

More than one hundred voters registered in the Marshall Islands need to prove their eligibility to vote in the November election.

The Chief Electoral Officer, Hemly Benjamin, says some voters in Majuro and Kili islands may fail to meet requirements about residency or land rights to take part in the vote.

He says the voters in question will have to prove their eligibility to the Electoral Office, and meetings are scheduled for the voting wards.

The law requires people reside in a voting ward for at least three years, or for absentee voters must have traditional land rights in the district.

More than 30-thousand voters are registered for the national election on November the 17th.