Thursday 8th March, 2018 –High Court Justice Clare Henry has reserved her decision in the matter of Trevor Walker applying for an interim injunction preventing the Electoral Commission from having Barbudans vote on Antigua in General Elections.
The hearing resumed today in the High Court after it was adjourned on Tuesday to give Mr. Walker’s attorney Charlesworth Tabor more time to submit additional documents.
Walker through his attorney is challenging whether the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission has the legal authority to decide whether Barbudans can cast their ballots in Antigua.
Attorney Tabor contends that the polling district can move from one place to another, though not outside the constituency, in this case Barbuda. He said in the past, the Holy Trinity School has been used as a polling staff, but since it was damaged by Hurricane Irma, he believes Sir Mc.Chesney George Secondary can be used.
Tabor says life in Barbuda has returned to normal and he therefore see no reason why the votes cannot be cast on the sister isle.
He is hoping the Judge will rule in his favor and grant the interim injunction, barring ABEC from going ahead with its planned decision.