The Unity Labour Party (ULP) has requested the Attorney General and Commissioner of Police to investigate illegal voter intimidation by the New Democratic Party (NDP).
The ULP said in a statement that the NDP, by threatening jail time for people that are lawfully registered, are attempting in vain to undermine our democratic institutions and the people’s right to choose their own government.
It noted that it is illegal to intimidate voters that went through the proper voter registration process and are duly on the final election list of registered voters.
According to the statement, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Police are being requested to investigate the NDP’s threats to voters under Section 46 of the Representation of the People’s Act and all other relevant law.
According to that section, any individual or organization that engages in “restraint” or “threatens to inflict damage, harm or loss against any person in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting” faces jail.
The ULP says it will also be writing to the various election observation missions currently in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and notify them that the NDP is attempting to intimidate lawfully registered voters just because they do not support their party.