JSC vote to proceed after new voter lists brought no complaints

The Attorney General’s Office announced yesterday (July 1) that it had not received any complaints regarding the voters’ list for the election of a lawyer to the Judicial Services Commission.

The Supreme Court last week amended regulations in order to allow previously judges and MPS – previously excluded – to take part in the election of the legal representative on the judicial watchdog.

Subsequently, the office has announced the list to be the final version, placing the number of eligible voters at a total of 788 persons.

According to the announcement, the election will be held in five other islands in addition to capital city Malé – Ihavandhoo in Haa Alif atoll, Kulhudhuhfushi in Haa Dhaal atoll, Veymandoo in Thaa atoll, Fonadhoo in Laamu atoll, and Villin’gili in Gaafu Alif atoll.

In Malé, voting booths will be placed in Arabiyya School on Chandhanee Magu.

The election is scheduled to be held from 9.30am to 3.30pm on July 13.

Five candidates are registered to contest in the election, including former Deputy Prosecutor General Hussain Shameem, former JSC member Latheefa Gasim, as well as lawyers Mohamed Fareed, Mohamed Faisal, and Anas Abdul Sattar.