Voting process going well for Barbuda by-election

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There’s a steady turnout of voters for the by-election for the ninth seat on the Barbuda Council.
This is according to Vernest Mack, the Returning Officer managing the election on the sister-isle where, as of April, there were nearly 12 hundred registered electors.
Mack says voting commenced promptly at 7 a.m. and the people have been going to the Sir McChesney George Secondary School and voting at a steady pace at the three polling stations.
“So far, about one-third of the residents have already voted. The register has 1,166 voters and I’m just watching persons coming to vote. It’s very peaceful and quiet here and so we are hoping for a good day,” she said.
Mack says the turnout has been better than expected. She adds though that even if all the electors finish voting before the scheduled time for the polls to close, the authorities still cannot close off.
Voting must end at 6 p.m. according to law and the count will begin after that.
The candidates vying for the vacant Council seat are Calsey Beazer from the Barbuda People’s Movement, Ricardo Nedd of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party and Primrose Thomas of the Go Green for Life party.
Currently, the Barbuda People’s Movement has four elected council members since Walker had to step down following his success in becoming parliamentary representative on March 21.
The Antigua Barbuda Labour Party has four elected members as well.

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