Symbols allocated to three nominated candidates as Electoral Office prepares for Grand Bay by-election

(l-r) Vince Henderson, Julius Gabriel, Clarington Andrew

The Electoral Office of Dominica has confirmed that three (3) candidates will contest the by-election carded for Thursday November 25, 2021 in Grand Bay and symbols have been allocated to those candidates.

Nomination Day was on the November 9, 2021.

The Electoral Office has informed electors in the Grand Bay constituency in a release that the three candidates have been duly nominated, “having completed Form 15 of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act and made their deposit of $500 dollars and were on November 10, 2021 allocated symbols in accordance with the Regulation 4 and the appendix of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act.

The release goes on to state that the names of the candidates will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order, by surname.

The candidates are Clarington Bacchus ANDREW, whose symbols is the tree, Julius GABRIEL, whose symbol is the bird and Vince HENDERSON, whose symbol is the shoe, as requested by the Dominica Labour Party.

According to the Electoral Office, “Regulation 4 dictates that the assigned symbol will appear opposite to the name of the candidate on the ballot paper. Symbols 1 to 9 can be assigned to political parties and the parties can indicate which of the candidates will be representing them during an election.”

The release adds that the remaining symbols, 10-16 in the appendix, can be allocated by the Chief Elections Officer to other candidates in the order that their names, excluding party candidates, appear on the ballot.

Both Gabriel and Andrew have announced that they will be contesting the by-election as independent candidates.

The Electoral Office has also announced some changes to locations of Polling Stations in the Grand Bay constituency.

Polling stations D02-7 and D02-5 will no longer be situated at private residences. D02-7 allowed voting for persons with surnames C-E and was formerly located at the home of James Henderson and D02-5 allowed voting for persons with surnames A-A and was located at the home of Melanie Henderson.

“Persons who voted at the two polling stations in the last general election will report to the Pierre Charles Secondary school on November 25 for voting,” the release  states.

The Electoral Office advises that Covid-19 protocols, as approved by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, will be in effect at all polling stations within the constituency on election day.

“Election officials will be equipped with personal protective equipment and sanitization material. All electors will be required to adhere to the protocols in order to cast their ballot,” the release concludes..

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9 Comments

  1. Try
    November 12, 2021

    A spoiler just got onboard. Now it looks more carnival Monday.

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  2. November 12, 2021

    All birds do is poo on your windshield and fly away, only to return after you have cleaned the windshield of your car. Stay away from being around trees during the hurricane season. They will fall and smash your house and your car. That is how destructive these two candidates are.

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    • Viva Mamo
      November 15, 2021

      And when u wear the shoes too much without washing it it stinks and so does the feet of the owner. Good morning…..

    • No Name No Warrant
      November 15, 2021

      And the shoe kicks you in your @#$ and stamp on your face then you have to lick it to get a dollar. The bird represents freedom. The tree represents life. Either one is a better choice than the shoe

    • out of south city
      November 15, 2021

      You are so ignorant that it does not make sense to get on this platform. Your comment is just far-fetched.
      Unapologetic

    • out of south city
      November 15, 2021

      Shoes walk on dirt, trees grow tall but birds sit in trees to see what’s going on around them. Handbag has been around ever since he was born and he knows exactly what’s going on in his constituency. Grandbarians need to open their eyes to see what’s happening and not to continue to be bribed by a Prime minister who has been using them to stay in office, getting his pockets filled and theirs empty. Stop and think, my people and let’s shake off the blinders from our eyes. We have been under a spell for too long and now is the time to break away from it.

  3. Toto
    November 12, 2021

    Garçon, free as a bird in a tree, all natural I love that. Not like a soulier sale, who knows what that has stepped on. Most of us wear shoes of course but the thing is we don’t know where these shoes have been, what nastiness they have trodden on.

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  4. Joke I joking
    November 12, 2021

    So Handbag, the only person from GrandBay is the Bird, is on the Tree looking for food to serve his people, and Skerrit Con- Vince the man to take a shoe and send it after the bird 🦅 to kill it so that it doesn’t get food for his people? Boy Skerrit and VINCE moddi

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