SVG Electoral Office ready for elections

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:17 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Supervisor of Elections Dora James, says the Electoral Office is in a state of readiness for the next General Election, constitutionally due by March 2021, NBC Radio reports.

James was speaking on NBC’s Views on Issues Program on Sunday (August 9), NBC Radio reports.

The program was focused on Registration, Re-Reregistration and Other Electoral Matters, NBC Radio reports.

The last General Election in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

The two elections before that were held on Wednesday, December 13, 2010, and Wednesday, December 7, 2005.

In the upcoming elections, largely expected by December 2020, the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP), will be seeking a fifth consecutive term in office, while the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), will be seeking a return to power after being ousted by the people in March 2001.

The NDP had held on to power from 1984 to 2001.

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