8am: Smooth operations at polling booth so far

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    Smooth operations have been reported so far from polling stations, as eligible voters continue to cast their ballots.

    The EBC has noted that it has complied with all the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 guidelines and that it is safe for persons to go out an exercise their franchise.

    There are an estimated 2,200 polling stations with over 1.1 million citizens eligible to vote.

    There are 19 political parties contesting the elections with 150 candidates in the 39 constituencies in Trinidad and two in Tobago.

    Meanwhile, 103.1FM listeners have been sending in their messages to us, outlining their experiences at the polling stations today.

    All reports so far have placed the operations as smooth and easy.

    Some were able to vote quickly without facing long lines, while others experienced a longer wait as persons lined up with social distancing in place.

    The reports so far are that the sanitizing process was also good.

    Reporters caught up with ILP candidate for Lopinot/Bon Air West Jack Warner as he voted early today, and he praised the EBC’s system.