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#JaVotes2016: No cooking gas, no vote

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:08 PMShana Monteith

Voting in the community of Danvers Pen in the St Thomas West constituency is off to a slow start.

Most of the persons at the Prospect Primary School polling station in the district are in fact election day workers, with actual voters few and far between.

Various party affiliates have, however, been making the rounds in vehicles in an effort to mobilise voters.

One resident, who was offered a lift to the polling station told The Gleaner that she refused, as she has no reason to vote.

Seventy - five year - old Mercelin Bennett says she will be willing to vote if she was provided with cooking gas.

Bennett says she has voted in past elections, but will not yield unless her immediate needs are met, which at this time is gas to prepare her next meal.