The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has indicated that there was a notable increase in the number of advanced polling voters in the 2019 General Elections.
A total of 1,120 persons voted across nine polling stations in the nine electoral districts when advanced polling was held on Thursday, February 21.
A total of 138 persons voted in the First District, 82 in the Second, 152 in the Third District, 124 in the Fourth, 122 in Fifth, 120 in the Sixth District, 96 in the Seventh District, 148 in the Eighth, and 136 in the Ninth.
“This is an increase of 232 votes from the last election where a total of 886 ballots were cast,” a government media release from the Office of the Supervisor of Elections said.
The advanced polling was held for the elderly, persons who are illiterate or those who required assistance to cast their votes.
Advanced polling also accommodated persons on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, those travelling on February 25 (Election Day) as well as election and police officers who are assigned to work on Election Day.
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