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Smooth voting in T&T polls

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 9:06 PMArthur Hall, Senior Editor
A voter waits patiently to cast her vote at a polling station in Trinidad.
The Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led coalition People’s Partnership is seeking to hold on to power under pressure from the People’s National Movement led by Dr Keith Rowley.
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Reports of a candidate sending out text messages this morning in a last ditch attempt to solicit votes, and long lines at some polling stations, are the only complaints so far after more than six hours of voting by citizens of Trinidad and Tobago in general elections.

Electoral officials have reported that voting is progressing smoothly with all polling stations opening at the slated 6 a.m.

When The Gleaner/Power 106 news team visited polling stations the Laventille West constituency in Port of Spain this morning, voters were moving quickly into the polling booths under the watchful eyes of the police.

Across downtown Port of Spain commercial activities are taking place as normal with persons doing last minute shopping for schools which reopen tomorrow after the summer break.

The polls close at 6 this evening (7 p.m. Jamaica time) with provisional results from the 41 constituencies expected to be released some three hours later.

The Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led coalition People’s Partnership is seeking to hold on to power under pressure from the People’s National Movement led by Dr Keith Rowley.