PNM Tobago Council chairman: ‘Voting slow but picking up’

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Carlton Fauston, left, meets Learie Paul, right, chairman of PNM Tobago Council, after voting at PNM internal election at Caroline Building, Scarborough, on Saturday – Photo by David Ried

PNM Tobago Council members braved the bad weather early on Saturday to vote for the leadership of the party in the December 4 internal election.

Members voted at two polling stations – Caroline Building, Wilson Road, Scarborough and the Roxborough Youth Facility, Bloody Bay Road. The Tobago Council PNM has over 12,000 registered members.

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Tobago Council chairman Learie Paul, who voted at the Caroline Building, told Newsday that by 10.45 am, over 100 members had cast their ballots at the polling station.

“It has been slow and picking up but I expect we will have a good turnout because we have today (Saturday) and also tomorrow (Sunday).

He did not have figures for Roxborough but claimed landslides in the area prevented members from turning out early to vote at the youth facility.

As a result, Paul said the party was strategising to see how best they could assist members who were unable to get to the youth facility to vote.

Pensioner Carlton Faustin, of Bethany, told Newsday described the process as “easy and cool.”