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Voters out early

Voters out early Early morning voting at Combermere School today. (Sandy Pitt)

Thu, February 21, 2013 - 8:13 AM

The roads in St Michael are busy as Barbadians make their way to polling stations to cast their votes in today's General Elections. 

While polling stations opened their doors and gates at 6 a.m., some stations were busier than others as can clearly be seen from the long lines and constant flow of voters. 

The elderly, visually impaired and disabled are receiving much needed assistance to get to the ballot boxes by family members and friends.

Meanwhile, first time voters can clearly be identified as they stand in line and their young excited faces read that they are ready to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

As the sun gets hotter, the lines will get longer, as constituents in St Michael constituencies, join those  in other parishes to cast their votes. (AH)

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 8 months ago
Please Vote!

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 8 months ago
As citizens of Barbados, of course you know that you possess the democratic right to vote. Our forefathers agitated against the then colonial rulers for this franchise, many years ago. When it pleased the Lord, he allowed their complaints and pleadings to bear fruit. As such, it shouldn't be taken lightly or for granted. A corrupt Mayor of Chicago once told his supporters prior to an important election, "Vote early and vote often!" I'm sure this sort of thing doesn't occur in good old Bim.

Bajans, I urge you to exercise your right to vote prayerfully, thankfully, gladly and wisely. Let your conscience be your guide. I'm praying that GOD-fearing men and women, irrespective of party membership, will win.

I wish that provision will be made to the Constitution in the ensuing years which would allow Bajans residing overseas to be able to cast a ballot in national elections. I think many Bajans would relish the opportunity to do so. A recent research report on Caribbean immigrants to 'big' countries indicated that Bajans have the greatest affinity for the land of their birth.

I see that the door to my first ever classroom at Comberemere is visible from the picture (the only one opened) and it triggers fond memories of yesteryear.

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