Today Thursday Mar. 5th is by-election day, here on Nevis.
A By-election is an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy.
Polls opened at 7a.m. today and will 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.
This was triggered by Mr. Joseph Parry’s resignation from the Nevis Island Assembly (in Dec. 2019), who was the lone member of the Opposition.
The candidates vying for the St. Thomas’ Parish seat 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.
Meanwhile, in light of today’s by-election, the VONNEWSLINE spoke with Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Elvin Bailey.
That was the Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Elvin Bailey.