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Employers are reminded that on polling day for the by-election in St. George North on Wednesday, November 11, they must allow every elector in their employ who reside in that constituency a reasonable period of not less than one hour for voting.

Employers must not make any deductions from wages, salaries or any other remuneration, or impose upon the elector any penalty due to their absence for the period of voting.

According to the Election Offences and Controversies Act, any employer who directly or indirectly refuses, or by intimidation, undue influence, or in any other way interferes with an elector’s right to vote, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500 or to imprisonment for six months. 

For more information on Election Offences, members of the public should call the Electoral and Boundaries Commission at 535-4800.

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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