Voters ques up in light rain ahead of the 7 a.m. opening of polls in Rillan Hill, South Leeward, Thursday morning. (iWN photo)

Electors in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, at 7 a.m. Thursday, began casting ballots to elect a new government amidst light showers in some parts of the country.

Electoral officials say that 98,119 persons are registered to vote in this country of 110,000 residents.

Three parties have fielded 32 candidates and there is one independent candidate vying for the 15-seats in the national assembly.

The incumbent Unity Labour Party, which is seeking an unprecedented fifth term in office, as well as the main opposition New Democratic party, have each fielded 15 candidates.

Electors queue up to cast ballots in Fancy on Thursday morning. (iWN photo)

The SVG Green party has fielded two candidates and there is an independent candidate in Osordo Edwardo Bennett, who is in a three-way race in South Leeward.

Polls will close at 5 p.m. for persons who are not in quarantine in connection with the novel corona virus – COVID-19.

Then, from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 242 electors who are in quarantine will be allowed to cast their ballots.

The SVG Met Office said at 6 a.m. that “weak unstable conditions are across the islands” and the weather is expected to be partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with some light to moderate scattered showers.

The average temperature is expected to be 26.5 degree Celcius, characteristics of this time of the year.  

One reply on “Voting begins in SVG”

  1. Denzil Winsborrow says:

    My prime minister, we are on the threshold of a fourth consecutive political victory. Make sure you make London your first port of call on your visits abroad. An exciting celebration awaits your arrival!

    Regards,

    Ladd and Shirley Winsborrow

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