Nevis Election Update: Voting in Nevis expected to pick up following a slow period

Voters waiting to cast their ballot.

ZIZ News…Jan 22, 2013 — Voters in Nevis have just under three more hours left to exercise their franchise in the 2013 Nevis elections.

According to a source out of Nevis, voting was a bit slow after the peak voting hours when the polls opened this morning and at twelve when most persons take their lunch break. Voting is expected to pick up again after four this afternoon.

Our news reporter in Nevis, Jason Davis, while giving an update on the situation on Polling Day said the candidates are all confident that they will form the next government to run the affairs of Nevis for the next five years.

Meanwhile according to a release from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, they have been receiving phone calls that statements are being made on the airwaves by a caller with regarding to voters of his district being disenfranchised by the police.

In response the Police has stated that all citizens are afforded the right to vote and that right shall not be infringed.There is no truth to the allegation that the police are intimidating citizens.

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is patrolling all areas of the island of Nevis in their capacity as peacekeepers. The peace and security of the Federation will be preserved.

The Police release ended by stating, the police will maintain law and order and will arrest any person or persons contravening the law without exception.

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