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Election Day

Election Day
24 May
2018

The polls opened at 6 o’clock Thursday morning to very long lines.

Two hundred and fifty-five thousand, eight hundred and thirty-three people are registered to vote in the general election.

This is an historic election with a record number of candidates and parties in the running.

One hundred and thirty-five candidates, nine political parties and ten independents are contesting the thirty constituencies.

The main parties are the incumbent Democratic Labour Party, the Barbados Labour Party and two other parties are fielding ten are more candidates. They are the United Progressive Party and Solutions Barbados.

Democratic Labour Party candidate for St. Michael South-East, Rodney Grant was at the Parkinson School early Thursday morning and he IS confident about winning that seat.

Over in St. Joseph there were also reports of long lines at both the St. Elizabeth Primary School and Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary.

DLP candidate for the constituency Denis Holder was among the early voters.

Incumbent Barbados Labour Party's Dale Marshall was at his constituency office.

Meanwhile, leader of the United Progressive Party is promising that regardless of the outcome of today's election, she remains committed to the local communities.

Lynette Eastmond who is running in the City cast her vote at the Rices Methodist Church in the St Phillip South constituency.

And leader of Solutions Barbados, Grenville Phillips II, is feeling confident in his party's ability to pull off a win in the general election.

However, Mr. Phillips says whatever the outcome, he is prepared to accept it.

He was speaking to the media as he arrived at the Bethel Pentecostal Church in Drax Hall, St. George to cast his vote.

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