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UPDATED on May 29 Barbados General Election 2018 Results for the constituency of City of Bridgetown. caribbeansignal.com was granted access by the B’dos Electoral & Boundaries Commission / Data Process Dept. to the raw XML feed which contained results data. A PDF of the raw XML feed is available: HERE Total Votes: 3,586 Jeffrey Davidson Bostic (BLP):…

Read More Barbados General Election 2018 Results City of Bridgetown

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…

Read More Barbados General Election Results 2018: The People Speak

MAY 25 UPDATE: 30-0 LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR BLP. Voters elect MIA AMOR MOTTLEY as the first woman Prime Minister of Barbados! Despite there being a record number of alternative parties and independent candidates, the Barbados Labour Party captured all 30 parliamentary seats. Over the next several days I will be asking voters and non-voters alike…

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255,833 persons will be eligible to vote in Thursday’s general election. This number was disclosed to caribbeansignal.com earlier tonight by an official from the Electoral & Boundaries Commission. There is also a possibility that an addendum will be made and that this number will increase by a very small amount. For comparison: 249,024 persons were eligible…

Read More Barbados Elections 2018: Record Breaking Numbers

Yesterday I looked at historical election data for Barbados. Today I’m focusing on voter turnout across the Caribbean. Using Caribbean Elections (C.E.) as my source, I focused on recent election results across several Caribbean countries and zeroed in on voter turnout. I also included voter turnout values for recently held elections in the US, UK and…

Read More Voter Turnout During Recent Caribbean Elections

Barbadians will be going to the polls in 2018 with one media outlet suggesting that elections will be called in May. Curious about past election results – for Barbados – I searched around and found the Caribbean Elections website. This site features a treasure trove of election related data for Barbados as well as several…

Read More Barbados Elections: Some Insights and Analysis

Political operatives take note: Facebook is your friend and may help you influence an election in the majority of Caribbean countries. I recently compiled population data from the CIA’s World Factbook, along with data from Facebook’s advertising tool, and obtained “potential audience reach” numbers for several Caribbean countries. I also added in the voting age…

Read More Facebook Advertising May Help Influence Caribbean Elections