Press Release
28 May 2015 - 4:45pm

The Elections Office is informing the public that Advance Polling Day will be held on Friday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Supervisor of Elections Ms. Juliette Penn said that Advance Polling Day is held specifically to allow seniors and persons who need extra assistance to vote.  She added that it is the day allotted for persons who would need some extra time with the presiding officer or help from a friend.

The Amendments to the Elections Act of 1994 permits a voter who is incapacitated by reason of being an elderly person, illiterate or any physical cause to be able to vote with the assistance of a friend. The term ‘friend’ includes family and relatives.  This category of voter has the option to take advantage of Advance Polling Day.

Advance Polling Day is also for election officers and police officers who will be working on Polling Day, Monday, June 8.

The polling stations are as follows:

DISTRICTS

POLLING DIVISIONS

POLLING STATIONS

First

Zion Hill

West End Community Centre

Second

Brewers Bay

Brewers Bay Community Centre

Third

Sea Cows Bay

Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre

Fourth

Road Town

House of Assembly Chambers

Fifth

Huntums Ghut

Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School

Sixth

Baughers Bay

Alexandrina Maduro Primary School

Seventh

Long Look

Long Look Methodist Church Hall

Eighth

East End

East End/Long Look Community Centre

Ninth

The Valley

Catholic Community Centre

 

The Supervisor of Elections is reminding voters to follow the directions given by the presiding officers and poll clerks regarding the proper way to mark their ballots. She said, “Keep your X within the empty box directly next to the symbol.  Do not mark your X on the candidate’s symbol or name.  Any other form, for example a tick (tick.jpg), will not be accepted.  The only mark that will be accepted is an X.”

Author

Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
E-Mail: colene.penn@bvirecovery.vg
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387
Website: bvirecovery.vg

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