There comes a time every four years that the Cook Islands has a valuable opportunity to renew itself and kindle a fresh commitment to work together in the never-ending process of developing our country.
I read with interest in June 16’s CINews regarding the low voter turnout in this year’s general election and the fact that voter apathy has resulted in consistently ever lower voter turnouts during all elections since 2006.
I write this in both concern and shock at what happened over two days in Arorangi last week when someone burned car tyres without a thought for other people in the neighbourhood.
I was a scrutineer in these elections and I want to report to the public that I saw a significant number of people coming into the polling booth and being able to vote when their names did not appear on either of the two electoral rolls and without showing any proof of identity.
In your issue of June 6 it was reported that police issuing “tickets” to Tereora students for failing to produce a drivers licence.