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Moore buoyed by voter mobilisation effort

Moore buoyed by voter mobilisation effort
Barbados Labour Party candidate for St George North Toni Moore checking the turnout at St George Primary School. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

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Barbados Labour Party candidate in the St George North by-election, Toni Moore, says she is satisfied with her party’s effort to mobilise voters today.

Moore contended that despite a few setbacks from the weather, the flow of voters was steady, and she expected numbers would ramp up in the afternoon.

“I think that the turnout is going as expected, this morning we had some rain and that slowed what would normally be a heavier flow of traffic into the polling stations. Things are picking up and I am happy with what I am seeing up to this point. As it relates to our mobilisation, we are on track and I remain optimistic that when we get the results later, we will be seeing the fruits of some very outstanding efforts by our campaigns,” she said.

Moore noted that while she is guarded against over-confidence, she has not seen anything on the ground this morning that would be cause for major concern. She said reports indicated there was a reports are that there is a slow and steady turn out in some areas and a bit better in others like the St George primary school and the Glebe Polyclinic.

The Barbados Workers’ Union general secretary also noted her happiness with the adherence to COVID-19 protocols throughout the election process.

“I see voters wearing their mask and ultimately these protocols might be responsible for the type of flow that we are seeing. This is because persons may not necessarily want to come all at once to be congregated in long lines. So we have been observing people remaining in their cars and watching the line to see when they would get out and cast their ballot,” Moore said. (CLM)