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General Elections 1994

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On the 18th June, 1994 the Governor General issued a proclamation dissolving Parliament. Writs were also issued on 12th August, 1994 appointing Nomination Day as the 22nd August, 1994 and Election Day as Tuesday 6th September, 1994. The Supervisor of Elections was Mrs. Mersada Elcock, the Deputy Supervisor of Elections was Mr. Hensley Robinson and Mr. Dennis A. Smith was appointed as Consultant.

One thousand nine hundred and sixty nine (1,969) Election Officers were deployed at the Polling Stations: -

  • Twenty-eight (28) Returning Officers
  • Twenty-eight (28) Election Clerks
  • Five hundred and fourty(540) Presiding Officers
  • One thousand One hundred and fifty-four (1154) Poll Clerks
  • Two hundred and nineteen (219) Counting Assistants

There were five hundred and forty (540) Polling Stations in two hundred and fifty one (251) buildings and the rental cost of the privately owned buildings ranged from $350 to $450 depending on the size of the building and the facilities provided.

Ninety five (95) candidates were nominated as follows:

  • Barbados Labour Party (BLP) - 28
  • Demoratic Labour Party (DLP) - 28
  • National Demoratic Party (NDP) - 25
  • Independents (IND) - 14
  • There were 206,642 registered electors; 97,253 males and 109,389 females of which 60.9% or 125,822, voted - 57,648 males and 68,174 females. The BLP received 48.3%, DLP 38.3%, NDP 12.8% and IND 0.6% of the votes cast.

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

  • Barbados Labour Party - 19
  • Demoratic Labour Party - 8
  • Workers Party of Barbados - 1
  • Independents - 0

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