Just before the polls closed at 6 o’clock this evening, incumbent president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall entered the Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters to cast his vote.
He was in high spirits as he greeted members of the island’s largest trade union. He will be up against Joy-Ann Inniss who works in the Ministry of Education, Verrol Scott of the Barbados Community College and Fabian Jones from the Welfare Department.
At the time, very few voters were present, but acting general secretary Delcia Burke told the NATION there were no hiccups in the voting process.
“The elections, as far as I understand, went quite smoothly. We did not have any complaints. There were 21 boxes and 19 polling stations. I can’t tell you at this stage how many persons voted.”
The counting is expected to begin around 7 p.m. (AGB)