Parties report low voter turnout
Official figures, including voter turnout, will be released by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) but PNM Tobago officials and UNC’s chairman yesterday reported low turnouts in Tobago and Trinidad elections respectively.
In Tobago’s THA elections, 51,062 people were eligible to vote. In the five by-elections, there was a total of 32, 351 eligible voters. The electorate in the five areas comprises Arima Central—4,147 voters, Cunupia—8,318, Hindustan/St Mary’s—8,723, Hollywood—2,748) and Morne Coco/Alyce Glen—8,415)
PNM Tobago chairman Stanford Callendar said at 3 pm a low turnout in the THA polls was noted and that was in PNM’s favour.
Callendar said he was only aware of one issue where a Scarborough Calder Hall polling station opened half an hour late.
A spokesman who answered PDP leader Farley Augustine’s phone said there was an excellent turnout with no issues noted.
In Trinidad, PNM PRO Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing said there had been a moderate level of voters “slightly lower than Local Government polls.” UNC chairman Dave Tancoo also reported a low turnout.
UNC deputy leader Jearlean John said there had been no reports of any incidents that escalated.
THA election tied: PNM declares 6 seats
PNM Tobago Council leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine has declared six seats for her party in Monday’s THA election.
Davidson-Celestine, who won the Lambeau/Signal Hill seat, made the announcement at PNM election headquarters in Scarborough.
Davidson-Celestine said the PNM retained Buccoo/Mt Pleasant, Scarborough/Calder Hall, Lambeau/Signal Hill, Canaan/Bon Accord, Black Rock/Whim/Spring Garden and Bacolet/Mt St George.