Sunday, July 21, 2024

Municipal Elections

San Pedro UDP declines to participate in 2024 Municipal Election mayoral debate; regardless, organizers will hold forum

Despite attempts to organize a public mayoral debate on February 22nd between incumbent Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez (People’s United Party – PUP) and mayoral candidate Wilfred Alamilla (United Democratic Party – UDP), the debate, organized by The San Pedro Sun and Reef TV/Radio was reevaluated after Alamilla declined to participate, stating that he preferred to reach his constituency in a door-to-door campaign. Mayor Nuñez accepted the invitation to debate. This is the second time in the history of mayoral debates on the island that the UDP has declined to participate.

Nomination Day – Wednesday, 21 February 2024

The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby notifies the general public and persons who wish to contest the upcoming Municipal Elections that Nomination Day has been set for WEDNESDAY, 21st February 2024, between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.

New eligible voters register to participate in 2024 Municipal Elections

The 2024 municipal elections are fast approaching, and in San Pedro Town the campaign trail has been busy with candidates from both the People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) running their respective campaign machines. On Wednesday, January 10th, members of both parties flocked to the Elections and Boundaries branch in San Pedro to assist those needing to register to vote in the upcoming municipal elections set for Wednesday, March 6th.

Cut–Off Date for Registration of Persons Who Wish to Vote in the Upcoming Municipal Elections 2024

The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby notifies the general public that in accordance with the Cities and Town Councils Acts, the date for the upcoming Municipal Elections is Wednesday, 6th March 2024. In this regard, the cut-off date for accepting applications for registration of persons who wish to vote in the 6th March 2024 Municipal Elections is at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 10th January 2024.

2024 Municipal Elections are around the corner; island political parties gearing up

Next year, San Pedranos will be called to exercise their constitutional right and vote in the Municipal Elections set for March 6, 2024. The current San Pedro Town Council local administration under the People's United Party (PUP) will seek a second term in office. At the same time, the members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have also announced their slate and have been campaigning house to house to garner enough support to challenge the local town council in March.

What to expect from SPTC’s third year in office

The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is rolling into the final year of its first term in office. In an interview with Mayor Gualberto' Wally' Nuñez, he shared some accomplishments and what island residents can expect during their third year before the 2024 municipal elections. The Mayor said that his administration had worked hard since day one when they took over in March 2021. According to him, they found the town council in a precarious condition and had to start restructuring to salvage the administration. Nuñez said they have overcome a deficit and concentrate on projects such as street rehabilitation, beach nourishments, community programs to stimulate the local economy, and constructing a new bridge in the Boca del Rio area.

San Pedro residents want to see further improvements to street infrastructure

Following the municipal elections in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye in March 2021, elected Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez, under the People’s United Party, committed with his team to deliver on the changes islanders had been waiting for for over 18 years. One of those commitments is improvements to road infrastructure. In their manifesto, the new town administration mentioned improvements and upgrading of the drainage system in areas prone to flooding and continued upkeep of the streets. There were even talks about cementing/paving some roads. However, residents from different subdivisions are not satisfied and have yet to hear of any plan to address long-standing problems.

Electorate turnout picking up in San Pedro municipal elections

With a total of 4,029 cast by 4PM, a slight increase in the turnout of the electorate was observed. With less than two hours before the polls officially close, the recent update shows about 50% of registered voters have cast their ballot, with a further increase anticipated by the end of the day.