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General Elections 1991

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For the 1991 elections, the number of constituencies increased from 27 to 28.

On 29th December, 1990 the Governor General issued a proclamation dissolving Parliament and Writs appointing Monday 7th January, 1991 as Nomination Day and Tuesday 22nd January, 1991 as Election Day. The Supervisor of Elections was Mr. Dennis A. Smith and the Deputy Supervisor of Elections was Mersada Elcock.

One thousand seven hundred and nine (1,709) Election Officers were deployed at the Polling Stations as follows:

  • Twenty-eight (28) Returning Officers
  • Twenty-eight (28) Election Clerks
  • Four hundred and sixty-seven(467) Presiding Officers
  • Nine hundred and sixty-seven (967) Poll Clerks
  • Two hundred and twenty-four (224) Counting Assistants

There were four hundred and sixty seven (467) Polling Stations in 248 buildings and the cost of renting privately owned buildings ranged from $225 to $350 depending on the facilities provided.

Ninety one (91) candidates were nominated as follows:

  • Barbados Labour Party (BLP) - 28
  • Demoratic Labour Party (DLP) - 28
  • National Demoratic Party (NDP) - 28
  • Independents (IND) - 7

  • There were 191,000 registered electors, 89,354 males and 101, 646 females, of which 63.7% or 121,696 voted - 55,160 males and 66, 536 females. The BLP received 42.5%, DLP 50.3%, NDP 6.8% and IND 0.4% of the votes cast.

    The election of Members to serve in the House of Assembly was as follows: -

  • Barbados Labour Party - 10
  • Demoratic Labour Party - 18
  • Workers Party of Barbados - 0
  • Independents - 0

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