The Electoral Office has approved health protocols for the safety of electors and workers, during the November 25 Grandbay by- election.

According to a release from the office, all polling stations will be sanitized before polling day.  

Arrangements have been made for all poll workers to take the rapid antigen test five minutes before the poll.

Electors will be required to wear face masks covering their mouth and nose. Electors will be required to observe the six feet physical distance. 

Electors will also be required to sanitize their hands before entry into the polling station and before dipping their thumb in the indelible ink.

Electors will use sanitized pencils provided to mark their ballots.

All poll workers including police officers will be supplied with the necessary personal protective equipment and candidate’s agents will be required to wear face masks covering their mouth and nose and maintain the six feet physical distance once inside the polling stations.

The Electoral Office has informed that polls will open at 7am and close at 5pm on polling day.

Three candidates will contest the Grandbay seat on November 5: Dr. Vince Henderson who is contesting on a Dominica Labour Party ticket, and independent candidates Julius “Handbag” Gabriel, and Clarendon Andrew.