Fabian Demicoli

Retail outlets in vicinity of referendum polling areas unaffected

 GRTU, on behalf of its members operating from areas in the vicinity of the polling stations, has written to the Chairman Electoral Commission in view of the forthcoming referendum of the 28th May.

 

GRTU explained that during General Elections these establishments are made to close, however this is not the case for the Local Council elections, during which they can operate as normal. GRTU has therefore asked on behalf of its members for the referendum to be treated in the same manner as the Local Councils elections.

GRTU has seen it proposal accepted and was answered as below:

"There are no adverse remarks to GRTU's request related to the 2011 referendum, in respect of bona fide retail establishments not being in any way, directly or indirectly, either of a political nature, or connected to the subject of the referendum, and provided that no such activity takes place in respect of both cases.

It is important that no gathering of people outside the outlets concerned takes place and the Electoral Commission and the Police shall have full discretion to ensure good order and full observance of the law, with all necessary action being taken where the Commission or the Police deems it appropriate."

GRTU is very pleased of the result obtained.

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