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General Elections 1966

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Nomination Day was on the 18th October, 1966 and elections were held on 3rd November, 1966. The Supervisor of Elections was Mr. A. F. C. Matthews and the Deputy Supervisor of Elections was Mr. L. A. Clarke.

Eight hundred and thirty two (832) Election Officers were deployed at the Polling Stations as follows:

  • Twelve (12) Returning Officers
  • Eighteen (18) Election Clerks
  • Two hundred and one (201) Presiding Officers
  • Four hundred and nineteen (419) Poll Clerks
  • One hundred and eighty-two (182) Counting Assistants

One hundred and ten (110) Polling Stations were used and the cost of renting privately owned buildings was $15, $20 or $30 depending on the size of the building and the amenities provided.

Sixty (60) candidates were nominated as follows:

  • Barbados Labour Party (BLP) - 21
  • Barbados National Party (BNP) - 4
  • Demoratic Labour Party (DLP) - 24
  • Independents (IND) - 8
  • Peoples Progessive Movement (PPM) - 2
  • There were 99,988 registered electors; 79.7% or 79,691, voted, of which 46.5% or 37,087 males and 53.5% or 42,604 females. The BLP received 32.6%, DLP 49.3%, BNP 10.2%, PPM 0.4% and IND 3% of the votes cast.

    Twenty four (24) candidates; two (2) for each of the twelve (12) constituencies were elected to the House of Assembly as follows:

  • Barbados Labour Party - 8
  • Demoratic Labour Party - 14
  • Barbados National Party - 2
  • Peoples Progressive Movement - 0
  • Independents - 0

  • The full report can be purchased from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission - Electoral Department.