Political parties contesting the November 5th General Elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines have unanimously expressed satisfaction with the ballot paper specimen, and ballot box with its locks and are also pleased that the sanitization process will have no impact on the indelible ink.
The Electoral Office in final preparation for the General Elections met on Monday November 2nd, 2020, with the political parties contesting the general elections to address concerns raised in relation to the ballot paper, the ballot box and the COVID-19 protocols for 2020 General Elections.
The parties were given specimen of the ballot paper; and allowed to examine the ballot box with its locks; they also witnessed a demonstration of the use of hand sanitizer and its effects on the finger when the indelible ink is applied.
The Electoral Office expresses appreciation for the spirit of cooperation shown by the parties and is encouraging all to follow the COVID-19 protocols to minimize the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 during the conduct of the General Elections.
The polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Special voting arrangements are in place for persons eligible to vote and are in quarantine, and have been issued a Medical Officers’ Certificate. They will vote at their respective polling station between 5:00 p.m. and 5: 30 p.m.