(CMR) The Elections Office has now confirmed that protocols are in place for quarantined voters after it was revealed in February the Human Right Commission (HRC) has concerns about quarantined voters being disenfranchised. Quarantine voters will now be able to vote in the 2021 General Election.
The protocols, which have been approved by the Chief Medical Officer and Public Health officials, permit quarantined voters to cast their ballot via mobile voting on 10 and 11 April. Election Office teams, along with agents will go to the voters’ quarantine location in full personal protective equipment and facilitate voting safely and confidentially.
“The Elections Office and our Public Health partners are committed to ensuring those voters in quarantine who wish to vote in the General Election are able to do so in a manner that keeps voters, our staff and other residents safe while preserving the secrecy of the vote. We are very pleased to have been able to find a suitable solution to this unique challenge and thank our partners for their support and guidance on this matter,”
said the Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Howell.
To date, the Elections Office has received mobile voting application forms from 13 voters who will likely be in quarantine on 14 April 2021 and have requested mobile voting.