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Hundreds Turn Out For Advanced Polls

Polling Station 2

Polling Station 2Hundreds turned out yesterday for advanced Voting for the Constitutional Referendum took place at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

The process was reserved for those that will not be able to vote on June 7th including people working in Law enforcement, government officials as well as people working the polls.

In attendance were newly ratified FNM Candidates for Golden Gates and Southern Shores, Michael Foulkes.

“The turnout has been steady from early this morning, there were lines here at the three stations and it’s been steady throughout the day,” he said.

“It has been smooth, without incident and in that sense remarkable; there could have been more facilities to accommodate the agents but all in all things ran pretty well.”

FNM Candidate for Southern Shores Frankie Campbell said he was pleased with how smooth and efficiently the process was working, but did not like that there didn’t seem to be a balance as far as a physical presence from both sides of the vote.

“The process has been going smoothly but my concern has been that there hasn’t been sufficient persons representing both sides of the argument, I see a lot of Vote Yes shirts, I don’t see much representatives from the Vote No and I’m not satisfied that observers in the inside are looking out for both sides,” he said.

Campbell says that he doesn’t feel that this is a foreshadowing for things to come on June 7th.

“I think that the effort to Vote Yes is overshadowing the effort to Vote No and this could backfire and could be seen as too much desperation because you are placing too much emphasis on voting yes.

“The effort put towards supporting the YES campaign has surpassed the effort to educate and that can come back to be a detriment to the government,” Mr. Campbell said.

Constitutional Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney has previously said proponents of the vote “Yes” and vote “No” campaigns for the upcoming constitutional referendum on gender equality should have equal access to public funds.

The referendum is cenetered around questions involving citizenship and gender equality and is open to the public on June 7th.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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