Preliminary results indicate that 22-year old Lorenzo Sanford has been elected Kalinago Chief by a margin of three votes.
The count which took place following the close of the polls at 5:00 pm today put Sanford just three votes ahead of his closest rival, the only female candidate in the race, Anette Thomas-Sanford.
Sanford is the youngest of the seven candidates who participated in the election.
According to the preliminary results, Lorenzo Sanford received 409 votes, Anette Thomas-Sanford – 406, Elvis Francis – 186, Jumadine Frederick – 70, Irvine Auguiste – 44, Charles Wiliams – 12 and Reny Auguiste – 10.
There were 21 rejected ballots.
There will be an official recount of the ballots at 9:00 o’clock on Tuesday morning (July 23, 2019).