Barbados General Election Results 2018: The People Speak

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Over the next few days I will be randomly asking people if they voted (or refrained from voting) and why. For the sake of brevity, some of the responses have been paraphrased whereas other responses are in full.

Evening of May 25 2018 (After the results were announced)

Anonymous female, 30 something, St. James South constituency.

Did you vote in yesterday’s general election? No.

Who did you vote for and why? Didnt make it on time. If i was there on time I would have voted for Mia because I am a member of the LGBT thing and she doesn’t discriminate.

Who did you vote for in 2013? No comment.

Ryan Brathwaite, 29-years-old, first time voting, St. Andrew constituency.

Did you vote in yesterday’s general election? Yes.

Who did you vote for and why? Blp Because I need to see a change in sports and more opportunities.

Who did you vote for in 2013? I’ve never voted in 2013. I was travelling.

Curtis, 40-year-old, voted many times before, St. Lucy constituency.

Did you vote in yesterday’s general election? Yes.

Who did you vote for and why? i voted phillips because after 24 years of broken promises i felt it was time for change.

Who did you vote for in 2013? phillips peter

Night of May 24, 2018 (Before Results Were Available)

Anonymous, 36-year-old, 1st time voter, of St. Michael South Central constituency.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? I voted for the first time today just because I definitely need to see change and for the first time my vote was needed. I would rather not say who I voted for.

Who did you vote for in 2013? I did not vote in 2013.

Andre, 37-years-old, 2nd time voting, of Christ Church West Central constituency.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? I want a change in government things are hard for me my family so i just want things to be better.

Who did you vote for in 2013? No i just did not feel like it at de time.

Shane, 31-years-old, 2nd time voting, of St. Thomas constituency.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? I wanted a change. The current government did nothing for me for the last 10 years.

Who did you vote for in 2013? BLP. Cynthia Forde in my constituency because she was my teacher and a nice lady, and she does alot for her people.

Anonymous male, late 30s, 2nd time voting, of constituency Christ Church East Central.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes

Why did you vote? This is a time that requires intervention. I voted for the BLP as I believe this would be the most likely path for IMF intervention. I have no confidence in any of the incumbent parties to effectively manage the country’s finances.

Who did you vote for in 2013? I didn’t vote in 2013 because I did not personally identify with any of the parties and I still don’t.

Anonymous male, 41 years old, voted in the past, of Christ Church West.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? Always do because its my right and duty and …….

Who did you vote for in 2013? Do not want to say.

Paul, 43-years-old, voted in the past.

Did you vote this time? No.

Why didn’t you vote? Logistics issues polling station was near to my old address .

Who did you vote for in 2013? Incumbent party.

Jermain Crookendale, 31 years old, 2nd time voting, constituency of St. Michael North East.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? Due to the fact that its my right to and wanting change from the present government and all their added taxes that seem not to be making a difference.

Who did you vote for in 2013? I voted for Mia beacuse she is my constituency party member and she does alot for my neighbourhood both as a plitician and a person in general, for me personally i could say she saved my life as a child by provinding my mum with work so she could provide for me to go to school.

Erica, 27 years old, 2nd time voting, constituency of St. Thomas.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? Because its my right and because I want to see a change. Not happy with current government. Voted for Mia’s party because I felt she was the best candidate.

Who did you vote for in 2013? DLP, predominantly because I did not do enough of my own research. Big regret.

David Barker, 37-years-old, voting since eligible, constituency of St. Michael West.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? It’s my right and because of a lack of leadership. I’m also directly impacted by how the current government has run this country. I voted for Mia’s party.

Did you vote in 2013? No comment.

Alfredo Giovine, 41-years-old, first time voting, constituency of Christ Church West.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes

Why did you vote? I’m originally Italian, but i got my Barbadian citizenship last year, so was my first time to have a chance to vote.

Who did you vote for in 2013? I was not eligible to vote.

Isolene, 54-years-old, always voted, constituency, St. Michael East.

Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes.

Why did you vote? Need to participate in democratic process. We needed to see some change in Government. I voted Trevor Prescod of the BLP.

Who did you vote for in 2013? Voted DLP.

3 Comments on "Barbados General Election Results 2018: The People Speak"



    1. For me personally in St. Michael South Central, it was not a long wait. I arrived just after 730 AM and was out before 830 AM.

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