By Aabigayle McIntosh
All systems are a go for today’s By-election in the St Mary’s South Constituency.
That’s according to Supervisor of Elections Ian Hughes who is spearheading his first election following his appointment to the post earlier this year.
“Training conducted already, presiding officers are in place, the Returning Officer I spoke to her, we have been in touch with her presiding officer and other members of the election staff and they are all ready.MY they still looking to accord
“Monday evening, they all came in to collect empty ballot boxes and other supplies needed to perform their function this includes the signage for the various polling stations, pens, and other materials,” Hughes said.,”
Hughes said the election day workers are very familiar with the process and he is confident they will have no hiccups today, he also stated there is a backup generator to provide additional electricity in case there is a power outage.
“One of the things we do at the count is to ensure that we have a back supplier, so once the count is taking place, we would have you back up power if needed.”
Three candidates will face off today. They are Dwayne George of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party, Kelvin Simon of the United Progressive Party, and Andrew Antonio of the Democratic National Officer.