Voters Not So Sure About Double Election


But is the public ready to face two ballots at the polls on March seventh? Today our intern Robin Schaffer took to the streets this afternoon to ask a few pedestrians if they knew and if they were ready.


She found a mixed bag of public opinion:..

Robin Schaffer

“Do you heard that both elections; the general and municipal will be on the 7th March?”

Interviewee 1

“Yes I heard it.”

Robin Schaffer

“What’s your reaction to that? Do you think it’s a good idea?”

Interviewee 1

“Anyone will do.”

Robin Schaffer

“Is it encouraging you to vote? Do you think you will go out and vote on that day?”

Interviewee 1

“I don’t know because all those years I voted I haven’t received any help. I am a poor person.”

Robin Schaffer

“Have you heard that there will be both elections; general and municipal on the same day?”

Interviewee 2

“I heard that today.”

Robin Schaffer

“What are your reactions to it? Do you think it will be too hectic? Do you think it’s a good idea?”

Interviewee 2

“I think it’s going to be a bit too hectic.”

Robin Schaffer

“Sir, will that deter you from voting that day?”

Interviewee 2

“No, for me it’s alright. But for some people it will be trouble. More mistakes will be made; more than heaven and hell.”

Robin Schaffer

“Are you aware that both general and municipal elections are called the same day?”

Interviewee 3

“Yes.”

Robin Schaffer

“What are your reactions to it? Do you think it’s a good idea? Do you think it will be hectic?”

Interviewee 3

“I am not so sure if it’s a good idea but I know yes it will be hectic. What else to say? The government do what they want to do and I guess sometimes us at the citizens just have to go with what the government wants right.”

Robin Schaffer

“Do you want to vote after hearing that?”

Interviewee 3

“I am still going to vote. That is the law.”

Interviewee 4

“The Prime Minister says on TV that he doing it to save tax payers money. I don’t know what he means by that.”

Robin Schaffer

“What are your reactions to it? You feel that it is a good idea or?”

Interviewee 4

“You want to know what my problem is. It’s the immigrants that he brought in the other day that Elvin Penner brought down. That is my problem that I have right now. Immigrants are taking over this country and a lot of people are not seeing that. The elections are not my problem, the immigrants is my problem. As a Belizean I don’t like someone comes on my soil to claim nationality.”

Robin Schaffer

“Will you vote on the day of general election?”

Interviewee 4

“Yes I will support the United Democratic Party even though I am not eating bread with them, I still will support them because there are certain things that they have done which is good and certain things they have done which is bad like the immigrants that they gave nationality to. I am against that.”

Robin Schaffer

“So it doesn’t make any difference to you whether they have both elections on the same day or not?”

Interviewee 4

“Anyway you take it the UDP will win to me. If they have it before or after, the UDP will win.”

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