More than a dozen voters with poll cards were turned away from the polls on Monday at the Couva East Secondary School in the marginal electoral district of California-Point Lisas.
Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh said he got several calls earlier of election discrepancies. Indarsingh said a woman in possession of a poll card was told that her name was not on the list. He said the woman insisted that they look for her name on the binder until she was allowed to vote. He said the police and the EBC "seemed to have been working with their own agenda and their interpretation of the rules" as to where the mock stations should be. Indarsingh said there was a high level of inconsistency. Candidate Ramchand Rajbal Maraj said they received complaints from electors that returning officers were making life hard for them, turning them away from the stations. He said in some cases people have been voting at these stations for several years. Ryan Rampersad, one of the candidates for Longdenville-Todds Road on the CTTRC said there was a steady flow of voters with a higher than usual number of young people coming out to vote.