Voter Registration ends January 6th
As municipal elections draw near, the time period for voters to register will close on Saturday, January, 6th. As for the San Pedro Town municipal election, both People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) aspiring candidates have been announced. The UDP slate is being represented by the current Town Council members which consist of Daniel Guerrero, Gary Grief, Ruben “Rux” Gonzalez, Hector “Tito” Alamilla, Flora Ancona, Gabriel “Gaby” Nuñez and Severo “Severito” Guerrero Jr. While the members representing the PUP for the Municipal Election consist of Andre Perez, Ian Pou, Marina Kay, Ruben Navidad, Undina Graniel, Dianelie Aranda and Johnia Duarte. During the registration period, both parties had their campaign machinery running in full effect to register as many new voters to the island.
Those who have relocated to the island since the last municipal election and are registered in another municipality are encouraged to transfer to their current electoral division by the Election and Boundaries Department. Electors seeking to be transferred are asked to bring along their Voters’ ID or any other picture identification, such as Passport, Social Security Card or Driver’s License. While those seeking to register to vote for the first time need to bring along a Belizean birth certificate along with a picture identification card or Belizean passport or Belize Nationality Certificate. The Elections and Boundaries Department in San Pedro are located at the Four Sisters office building on Pescador Drive.
The Municipal Elections will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, all over the various municipalities of the country. The 2018 municipal election will see the selection of mayors and councilors for nine destinations.
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Election Are Just Around the Bend: 6 Interesting Facts about Voting in Belize
As soon as you step foot on our island, you realize that something is up.
Flags, banners, t-shirts, posters, music, rallies…elections are near. Very near.
In fact, March 7, 2018 is our next election day in Belize.
I have witnessed a few Belizean elections in my 10+ years as a resident and many more in the USA…and while each is exciting for various reasons…
In the US, voting is a relatively solemn affair. Campaigning is not allowed within a certain distance of the polling station. On election day, most of the action and results are viewing on TV often in the evening into the later night.
Here in Belize, rallying, campaigning, parading…they all take place around the polling station (the High School in San Pedro) – it’s actually a pretty exciting day.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 9 municipalities in Belize will hold Municipal Elections. Here's a video on how the voting process works.
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