Antigua and Barbuda electors turn out early to vote in ‘tight’ general election

Early voters at a polling station in Antigua

Electors in Antiguans and Barbuda who include Dominicans, have turned out early to cast their ballots in what observers say will be a tightly contested general election.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. sharp but voters were already in queues from 5 a.m., quite a turn of events from the 2018 elections where residents trickled in slowly.

The incumbent Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party is trying to secure a third term in office.

The main opposition United Progressive Party holds one seat (All Saint’s and St Luke) in Parliament. The presumption is that it would want to take 7 additional seats.

In this election, there is also an interest in the independent candidate Asot Michael.

In the case of St Peter’s, pollsters say it remains a seat to be watched in the event that the candidate was able to dislodge at least 20% of the ABLP support in the weeks leading up to the elections.

60,916 people are eligible to vote in today’s general election.

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Ibo France
    January 18, 2023

    I hope the observers and pollsters are wrong about a close election between the two major political parties. If by some miracle the ABLP manage to win, the electorate would have rewarded the incumbent party for corruption, mismanagement and complete incompetence.

    An unmistakable and strong message must be sent to all crooked and unscrupulous politicians and political parties by the electorate. Perform exemplary or we kick you out.

    Leaders like Gaston Browne should be sent to the dustbin of history.

  2. MEME
    January 18, 2023

    Dominica and Antigua are the two most politically corrupt countries in the Caribbean..!
    Wish the kick this corrupt Brown Paperbag out of office..
    Then drag his butt to court and jail his azz if needs be!!

  3. Galileo
    January 18, 2023

    I have a very strong feeling the government is not going to do well and may even by kicked out of office.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available