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On 26th December 1998, Writs were issued appointing Nomination Day as Tuesday 5th January 1999 and Wednesday 20th January 1999 as Election Day. On 28th December 1998, the Governor General appointed 14th January 1999 as the Polling Day for the Foreign Service Electors and Special Polling Day for Election Officers.

Mr. Hensley H. Robinson was the Supervisor of Elections and Mr. Donville Johnson the Deputy Supervisor of Elections.

Two thousand and seventy-eight (2,078) Election Officers were deployed at the Polling Stations as follows: –

  • Twenty-eight (28) Returning Officers
  • Twenty-eight (28) Election Clerks
  • Five hundred and thirty-nine (539) Presiding Officers
  • Twenty-eight (28) Special Presiding Officers
  • One thousand Two hundred and thirty-one (1231) Poll Clerks
  • Two hundred and forty-four (244) Counting Assistants

There were two hundred and eighty-nine (289) Polling Stations in two hundred and forty-four (244) buildings and the cost of renting privately owned buildings ranged from $400 to $500 depending on the size and facilities provided.

Fifty-six (56) candidates were nominated as follows:

  • Barbados Labour Party (BLP) – 28
  • Democratic Labour Party (DLP) – 28

There were 204,307 registered electors; 96,421 males and 107,886 females of which 63.4% or 129,450, voted – 57,769 males and 71,681 females. The BLP received 64.87%, DLP 35.08%,and IND 0.05% of the votes cast.

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

  • Barbados Labour Party – 26
  • Democratic Labour Party – 2

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

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