General elections ‒ October 22-24, 2020 - Update 8.48pm |23 October 2020
3,874 votes cast on the first two days of voting
● Citizens on Aldabra could not vote due to bad weather
Three thousand eight hundred and seventy-four (3874) votes have been cast on the first two days of the General elections ‒ Presidential and National Assembly ‒ on Thursday October 22 and Friday October 23, 2020.
Unfortunately, voters from the Aldabra atoll could not vote due to bad weather and the Electoral Commission was advbised not to
This was announced by the chief electoral officer Manuella Amesbury on Friday evening. Out of the 3,874 votes, one (1) vote was spoilt. The largest number of voters was from the English River special station with 1,869 votes followed by the special station at Baie Lazare with 1,013 votes. The smallest number of votes came from Coetivy station with six (6) votes. At the Beau Vallon Bay station, 28 votes were cast.
Today, Friday, people from Astove, Assomption, Ile aux Vaches, Denis and Farquhar were able to cast their votes.
Advice for the main voting day ‒ Saturday October 24
27 stations will be open for the citizens of Seychelles to cast their votes. This include the special station at National House for people from Baie Ste Anne, Grand Anse and La Digue who are currently on Mahe to vote. This station will be open till noon.
“I seize this opportunity to encourage the public to go early to perform their civic duty. They must be equipped with their masks, ID and it is important for them to observe social distancing. The public is advised to avoid groups. The system that will be used tomorrow (Saturday) will be different from the one used at the special stations. Each district will have their own registry which will make the work go smoothly. All stations will have three queues except the Anse Etoile station which will have four queues. We encourage the public to come exercise their rights and to follow the instructions of the various officers helping in this exercise,” noted Mrs Amesbury.
She concluded the press meet by asking voters to respect each other and also thanked all the staff who have worked for the last two days.