Security personnel in Grenada vote ahead of general election

August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPolice and security officials in Grenada, on Friday cast ballots ahead of the March 13 poll with electoral officials indicating there could be a high turnout.By midday Friday –  Supervisor of Election, Alex Phillip, said at least 50 to 75 per cent of the police officers had already cast their votes, much higher than the 30 per cent the office had recorded when Grenadians voted in a referendum in 2016.The referendum had a low turnout but there is a clear indication that there is a higher turnout for the general elections,” Phillip said.Ballots sealed until TuesdayAt the end of the voting on Friday, the ballots were sealed and will not be opened until Tuesday when the general population will cast votes for candidates representing the parties seeking control of the 15-member Parliament.Electoral officials say just over 78,000 people are registered to cast ballots in the general election, which is being contested by 45 candidates representing seven political parties as well as two independent candidates.The election is seen as a straight battle between the ruling New National Party (NNP) headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by former finance minister Nazim Burke.In the 2013 general election, the NNP won all 15 seats.last_img

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