Advance poll pushed to Friday for Barbados voters

Advance poll pushed to Friday for Barbados voters
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The advance poll in Barbados will be held on Friday due to pandemic restrictions that require the designated presiding officer to be quarantined.

In an amendment to the emergency powers order last night, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said those circumstances shall be deemed beyond the control of the presiding officer and would make it impractical to conduct the poll tomorrow.

The order “modified” the Parliamentary Elections Act “as if a reference to the words ‘continue the taking of the poll on that day, he may adjourn the proceedings until the following day’ includes a reference to the words ‘the taking of the poll on that day, he may reschedule the proceedings to the following day’”.

The advance poll will be held tomorrow between the hours of 8am and 6pm in all other jurisdictions.

  • London, England, UK
    The Bahamas High Commission, 10 Chesterfield Street, London, England, W1J 5JL, Telephone: 011-442-07-408-4488
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    The Bahamas High Commission, Metropolitan Life Centre, 50 O’Conner Suite 1313, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 6L2
  • Washington, DC, USA
    The Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC, 20008, USA, Telephone: (202) 319-2660
  • New York, USA
    The Bahamas Consulate Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA, Telephone: (212) 421-6420
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    The Bahamas Consulate, Park Central Building, 2970 Clairmont Road, NE Suites 690, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329, USA, Telephone: (404) 214-0492
  • Miami, Florida, USA
    The Bahamas Consulate, Ingraham Building, Suite 818, 25 South East Second Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA, Telephone: (305) 373-6295
  • Houston, Texas, USA
    Crown Plaza Hotel, Gulf Coast Room, 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas, 77054, USA, Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (713) 480-9226
  • St James, Barbados
    University of the West Indies, Arts Lecture Theatre, Cavehill Campus, Cavehill, Barbados, Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (246) 429-8285
  • Kingston, Jamaica
    Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston, Jamaica, Honorary Consul’s; Telephone: (876) 631-6885

Below is a listing for polling places in The Bahamas: 

New Providence

HO Nash Jr High School — Fort Charlotte, Garden Hills

CR Walker High School — Bains Town & Grants Town, Centreville

Doris Johnson High School — Elizabeth, St Anne’s, Yamacraw

CI Gibson High School — Fox Hill, Free Town, Marathon

Government High School — Englerston, Mount Moriah, Saint Barnabas

Sadie Curtis Primary School — Nassau Village, Pinewood, Seabreeze

Garvin Tynes Primary School — Golden Isles, Tall Pines

CV Bethel High School — Bamboo Town, South Beach

Anatol Rodgers High School — Carmichael, Golden Gates, Southern Shores

Gambier Primary School — Killarney

 

Freeport, Grand Bahama

St George’s High School — Central Grand Bahama, East Grand Bahama

Jack Hayward Senior High School — Marco City

Eight Mile Rock High School — West Grand Bahama & Bimini

Jack Hayward Jr High School — Pineridge

 

Family Island constituencies will vote at the University of The Bahamas Michael Eldon Building.