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Oct 30, 2020

AG Peyrefitte Explains Elections Curfew

Michael Peyrefitte

The government has announced a curfew on election day saying it is necessary due to the spread of the COVID 19. The curfew starts at eight when votes are traditionally being tallied. The curfew suggestion was initially made last week by a colleague in the media and Cabinet agreed to restrict the movement of persons.  Today, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte said there has to be control.


Michael Peyrefitte, Attorney General

“We want to make sure that people are able to exercise their franchise freely on that day; however, at the same time, as a government, the Right Honorable Dean Barrow is the prime minister is the prime minister until another leader is sworn in.  So he is responsible for the well-being of people in this nation up to election day the next morning.  So we wanted to make sure that with the curfew, upon the advice of the police department, that you would have some control over what happens on election night.  It’s usually a very busy night, it’s usually a night of activity, however, we want to make sure that we can control it to a certain extent.  So people will be voting as of six o’clock, if you’re still in the line will be able to vote.  If the line is that long and people are in line at nine o’clock, if they have to, you will be able to vote.  But you’ll only be able to be on the street if you have been voting, have voted or you’re a person who working along with the system to make sure that people voted.”

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