Nevis Island Assembly Elections today; more than 11,000 registered voters expected to cast ballots
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 18, 2017) — About 11,000 registered voters on Nevis are expected to go to the 34 polling stations across the island today, December 18, 2017, to cast their ballots for the Next Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The registered voters represent a 12 percent increase over that of the last elections five years ago.
Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. The ballots will be counted by the Returning Officers or Assistant Registering Officers where necessary from 8 p.m. at the Charlestown Police Station, Police Barracks at Bath, Gingerland Police Station, Franklyn Brown Community Centre and the Cotton Ground Police Station.
The parties contesting the election are the incumbent Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) with the hammer as its symbol and the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) with the bottle as its symbol
On Nomination Day, December 11, 2017, a number of candidates accepted their parties’ nominations to contest the elections in the five parishes.
District 1 – Charlestown
Candidates Spencer Brand of the Concerned Citizens Movement and E. Robelto Hector of the Nevis Reformation Party.
District 2 – St. John’s
Candidates Mark Brantley of the Concerned Citizens Movement and Hensley Daniel of the Nevis Reformation Party.
District 3 – Gingerland
Candidates Eric Evelyn of the Concerned Citizens Movement and Cory Tyson of the Nevis Reformation Party.
District 4 – St. James’
Candidates Virgil Browne of the Nevis Reformation Party and Alexis Jeffers of the Concerned Citizens Movement.
District 5 – St. Thomas’
Candidates Joseph Parry of the Nevis Reformation Party and Keith Scarborough of the Concerned Citizens Movement.