Party Start for #BeatOut2015

The 2015 Trinidad and Tobago General Elections are finally here.

 

It has been a long and gruelling campaign filled with mudslinging, personal attacks and on some platforms the discussion of issues and policies. 

 

Today are the final national rallies for the two main parties, the People's National Movement and the United National Congress. Both parties are meeting at their traditional rally grounds of Eddie Hart and Aranguez Savannah respectively.  

 

 

This week just past featured many national and community motorcades and meetings. Stay tuned to here while we keep you up to date between now and the final result on the night of Sept 7th. 

 

 

UNC Campaign manager is predicting a victory despite negative public reactionnto his vitrolic #NoRowleyCampaign.

UNC Campaign manager is predicting a victory despite negative public reactionnto his vitrolic #NoRowleyCampaign.

One of the electoral controversies featured this week was a call by former Senate President and attorney, Timothy Hamel-Smith, for citizens to spoil their electoral ballots instead of casting a vote for a political party. Trinidad and Tobago's voting ballot does not xurrently allow for a None Of The Above (NOTA) vote. The Elections and Boundaries Commission put rest to the idea of a valid NOTA vote and indicated that spoilt ballots go uncounted. Perhaps Hamel-Smith will seek to redress this through Constitutional reform via the Parliament.

A group calling itself TT Citizens for Democracy has post this flyer that falsely implies NOTA is a legal option in Teinidad and Tobago.

A group calling itself TT Citizens for Democracy has post this flyer that falsely implies NOTA is a legal option in Teinidad and Tobago.

Some finale meetings in and around the country saw record crowds in attendance. Such as Diego Martin North East's meeting at Maraval Junction. Sitting MP Colm Imbert asked his constituents to return him to office an 8th time.

High spirits at the Diego Martin North East Grand Finale in Maraval last evening.

High spirits at the Diego Martin North East Grand Finale in Maraval last evening.