May 18, 2010

Decision Time Has Arrived|Voting has begun in Trinidad and Tobago!


Special elector voters will cast their ballots at the offices of the returning officers at each of the 41 electoral districts. “All systems are go for the May 24 Election,” Cayenne said yesterday. Last week, the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) forwarded polling cards to TTPost to be mailed to general electors, and this process began last week. “Poll cards started going out late last week. The process has been smooth thus far,” Devon Phillip, marketing manager at TTPost, said yesterday. Poll cards are to be delivered throughout this week and persons who do not receive theirs in the mail collect them at TTPost offices in their communities. The EBC has advised that persons can also check on their registration status at the EBC’s website, www.ebctt.com. “The revised list is also out and available for public viewing at the EBC’s offices,” said Cayenne. The revised list contains the names of electors who are eligible to vote. The list is divided into specific polling stations located at the 41 constituencies. The electoral list was updated during a registration period which ran from April 12 to 20. At last count the revised voters list recorded 1,036,939 eligible voters. This number exceeded that of the 2007 electoral list, which stood at 990,467, of which 653,882 people voted in the election that year. The EBC is spending an estimated $23 million to conduct the election.
via www.newsday.co.tt

Today is the day; today we begin the process to elect a new government into office - we need to put aside our petty differences and do the right thing for our country. 

Today is the day that special voters head to the polls to cast their votes before the general public do the same on May 24, 2010 - the process has begun, the end is near. 

The Elections and Boundaries Commission seem to have the process working smoothly and by the midnight on May 24, 2010 the nation will breath a sigh of relief of groan because of the decisions of the majority of voters. 

Whatever you do please go out and vote - every vote counts. Don't be intimidated and vote for whom you think is best suited to run the country. It is your democratic right - make your vote count!

 
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