by Linda Straker
- Session with candidates will be at the National Stadium from 1:30 pm
- 87,794 are currently registered to cast their votes on election day
- Incumbent New National Party’s main challenger is the National Democratic Congress
Candidates in the 23 June 2022 General Election campaign will be attending an educational session with the Parliamentary Elections Office on Thursday, 9 June 2022.
They will be provided with information on what is expected of them and their agents on the day of the election.
“We are going to update them as to what are the expectations as well as to detail to them the requirements relative to their agents…sometimes people who question the process do not understand that in each polling station, each candidate on the ballot paper as an agent,” said Elvis Morain, Supervisor of Elections during a news conference on Wednesday, 8 June 2022.
He explained that agents help in the whole transparency of the process because before the polling stations are open, everyone will be called to check the content of the box and make sure it is empty. Morain said once all agent accepts that the ballot collection box is empty, the lock is placed on that box and the lock is only removed at the close of the poll and then the ballots are counted in the presence of all agents.
The session with the 41 candidates will be held at the National Stadium at 1:30 pm.
Grenadians are set to vote in a general election on 23 June. The party that wins will govern the country for the next 5 years. A total of 87,794 are currently registered to cast their votes on election day.
The incumbent New National Party’s main challenger is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which was voted out of office in 2013 without winning a constituency to have representation in the Lower House of Parliament also called the House of Representatives. The NNP also won all seats in the 2018 General Election.
Besides the NNP and the NDC, the other political parties contesting the election are the Grenada Renaissance Party which nominated 3 candidates; the Independent Freedom Party which nominated 3 candidates; the Grenada United Labour Party which nominated 4 candidates, and one independent candidate.