In the next three (3) days, the island of Nevis will see a by-election, which will afford residents particularly the people of St. Thomas’ Parish, Nevis 5, the opportunity to choose a representative in the Nevis Island Assembly.
The by-election is slated for Thursday Mar. 5th. The candidates for the by-election were nominated last Tuesday Feb. 25th and they are Mrs. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) whose symbol is the bottle and Mr. Keith Scarborough of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), whose symbol is the hammer.
Polls will be open at 7a.m. on voting day and close at 6 p.m. Any and all persons in line in the precinct of the polling station at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Anyone who comes in line after 6 p.m. will not be allowed to vote.
Voting will take place at the Cotton Ground Community Centre, the Jessups Community Centre and the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC). Mrs. Sherilla Nisbett is the Returning Officer for this exercise.
Provision has been made for persons who have lost or misplaced their national identification cards. St. Kitts & Nevis’ Supervisor of Elections is Mr. Elvin Bailey.
Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Elvin Bailey.
A total of 1,533 persons are eligible to vote in this by-election in the constituency.
This is 152 more than the 1,381 persons who voted in 2017 Nevis Island Assembly elections in that constituency.