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Bahamas Director of Local Government calls for Elections

#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – The Director of Local Government Mr. Cephas Cooper has called for elections to be conducted in six polling divisions where vacancies existed subsequent to Local Government Elections held in June of this year.   These elections will take place in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act Section 18 (1) (b) and the powers conferred upon the Minister of Local Government, to have these positions filled by elected members.   These vacancies are currently being filled by appointees made by Minister of Transport and Local Government the Honorable Frankie Campbell to fully complement the required membership for these committees to function until such time as a further round of elections is held.

In this regard, the Governor General of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling will sign four writs of Election for the respective Polling Divisions, on Wednesday 1st November 2017, so that Electoral Processes will commence to fill these vacancies. Further, an election was also scheduled for the Ragged Island District. This election is being deferred to a later time due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

Nomination Day is scheduled for Thursday 16th November 2017.

Following is the list of locations in the Family Islands and the required number of elected members needed to fill the vacancies:

 

TABLE A

  Number of

Persons

Nominated

Number of

Persons

Required

Number of

Persons

Appointed by

the Minister

Persons Appointed
Central & South Abaco

Polling Division #2

Man-a-War Cay

2 3 1 Mr. Haziel McDonald

 

 

 

Long Island

Polling Division #3

South Town Area

 

1 2 1 Ms. Kimberly Cartwright
 

 

Number of

Persons

Nominated

Number of

Persons

Required

Persons

Appointed by

the Minister

Persons Appointed
Long Island

Polling Division #5

South Town  Area

2 3 1 Mr. Elias Cartwrght
Long Island

Polling Division #6

North Town  Area

1 2 1 Mr. Alton Fox
North Abaco

Polling Division #2

Crown Haven &

Fox Town

3 5 2 Ms. Christine Curry

Ms. Joycelyn McIntosh

Long Island

Polling Division #5

South Town  Area

 

0 1 1 Mr. Stuart Kevon Sweeting
North Eleuthera

Polling Division #8

Current Island

 

1 5 4 Mr. Louis Pintard Jr.

Mr. Alfred Francis

Mr. Charles Curling

Mr. Amal Smith

Should the number of nominees exceed the number of vacancies, elections will be held in those polling divisions on election day, Thursday 7th December 2017.

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