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Well over 1000 collectively voted in D6, D7, D8 before midday

Voters in the Seventh District waiting to cast their ballots. (BVI News photo)

East Enders are wasting no time at the polls as a considerable turnout has already been recorded at polling stations in the Seventh and Eighth districts, respectively.

As at 11:15 am on Election Day, 397 voters had already cast their ballots, election officials at the sole polling station in the Seventh District told BVI News.

The polling station at Willard Wheatley Primary — one of two stations for the Eighth District — recorded 528 as at 10:50 Monday morning.

BVI News also visited the Joyce Samuel Primary School polling station before midday and election officials had a count of 139 votes in total. That primary school is also one of two polling stations for the Sixth Electoral District.

Of the 14,939 voters in the territory, the Sixth District Accounts for 1,820, the Seventh District accounts for 1,385, while the Eighth District accounts for 1,802.

NDP candidate Alvera Maduro-Caines, and VIP contender John Samuel are the two battling it out to become the next representative of that district.

Over in District 7, Diego Penn of the NDP, independent candidate Dr Kedrick Pickering, as well as Dr Natalio Wheatley of the VIP are the three candidates vying to represent that constituency.

VIP contender Dean Fahie will be trying to unseat Marlon Penn in the District 8.

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