Halfway through Belizeís 2015 General Elections
Over seven hours into the 2015 General Elections, electorates continue to make their way to the polls to cast their vote to decide the next government. While in some areas of the country, weather conditions have slowed down the election process, here in Belize Rural South (BRS) voting remains steady. Up to 1PM 2,906 out of 8,749 registered voters had made it to the polls, registering a 33.2% voter turnout. Overall 74,614 out of 196,587 registered voters in entire Belize have exercised their right to vote marking a 38% voter turnout for the country.
Here in San Pedro, Polling Area 37, a total of 2,449 residents have cast their vote, while 453 have cast their vote in Caye Caulker, Polling Area 34 and 38. San Pedro is at a voter turnout of 31.2% while Caye Caulker is at 50.06%. According to Returning Officer, Martin Alegria, the voting process slowed down as the morning came to an end, but he expects an increase in voter turnout in the final hours. ďThe process inside the polling area is going smoothly. We havenít had any problems yet. Outside of the polling stations there is no animosity, everything is peaceful. I am working closely with the San Pedro Police Department to address all issues that arises. The voter turnout is slowing. The big push will be from 5PM to closing at 6PM. I encourage everyone to come out and exercise their right to vote,Ē said Alegria.Click here
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