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Official: Largest turnout in decades


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Official: Largest turnout in decades

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Close to 1 000 votes were cast over the last two days as members of the Democratic Labour Party continued the second day of elections for the party’s leadership posts for the next year at its party headquarters at George Street, St Michael.

According to returning officer Ricardo Harrison, the turnout was the largest he has seen in the three decades he has been involved in the party’s internal political processes.

It was revealed that the voter turnout was so large that consideration was given to the idea of extending voting to today. Instead, the decision was taken to extend the 5 p.m. cut-off time to ensure that all members could exercise their right. 

Harrison said 347 votes were cast on Friday while, as of 4:30 p.m. yesterday, 537 votes were cast with people still in the lines waiting. (CLM)

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