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Your Right to Vote

The important part of the election process is your right to vote. You may not realize it, but there's more to that right than just putting an ‘X’ on a piece of paper.  The election process is one of the hallmarks of a democracy and determines how we choose who will make important decisions about our health, safety, and financial condition, just to name a few things.  The decision has an impact on you, everyone in your family and community, and perhaps people across the country. 

UNIVERSAL ADULT SUFFRAGE

St. Vincent and the Grenadines was granted universal adult suffrage in 1951.  This means that every citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 18 years or older, is entitled to case his/her vote in all national elections.  Prior to 1951, there was only limited franchise with only men in a particular class having the right to vote.

VOTER TURNOUT

For the past decade, many Vincentians have understood the importance of their right to vote. However, there is a growing decline in voter turnout, resulting in approximately 62.8% of registered persons voting in the 2010 election. This means that over 37% of registered voters do not vote.  It's a concern if fewer people decide to exercise their right to have a say in the political process

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TAKE ACTION

On Election Day, we encourage everyone to be responsible and exercise their right to vote.  Voting is the one way you can have your concerns heard. As the saying goes: If you don't vote, don't complain.

To vote on Election Day:

  • You must be registered to vote
  • You must prove your identity

Remember that polling stations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Polling Day.

If you are employed, your employer must allow you a reasonable period for voting. Your employer cannot stop you from voting, nor can your employer require you to take time off without pay.

Key
DRP= Democratic Republican Party; NDP = New Democratic Party; SVGP = St. Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party; ULP = Unity Labour Party; IND = Independent; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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http://government.lawyers.com/your-right-to-vote.html

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