The recounts in the five electoral districts have ended. The outcomes remain unchanged.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) received official requests for general recounts of the votes cast in five electoral districts – four in Tobago and one in Trinidad.
In Tobago, the Progressive Democratic Patriots has requested recounts in the electoral districts of Canaan/Bon Accord, Lambeau/ Signal Hill and Scarborough/Calder Hall. The People’s National Movement has requested a recount in the electoral district of Bethel/Mt. Irvine.
In the Local Government Bye-Elections, the independent candidate Christopher Wright, who received 307 votes in the electoral district of Hollywood, requested a recount.
Election Rule 101(1) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01 provides for, inter alia, political parties and/or independent candidates to request a recount into the votes cast, no later than twelve noon on the day after the election.
The full details of the Press Release can be found in this attachment.
Press Release – Recounts in both THA and Local Government Bye-Elections, January 26, 2021