Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Municipal Elections are underway in San Pedro; the electorate encouraged to come out and vote

The 2024 Municipal Elections are currently taking place across the nation, and voters in San Pedro Town have been turning up steadily to cast their votes. Polling stations on the island have been open since 7AM and are located at the San Pedro High School, San Pedro Junior College, and the San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School. San Pedro is one of the most significant municipalities in the country and is a leading commercial center in Belize. Since the last municipal elections held in 2021, registered voters have increased from 7,983 to 8,704. The unofficial turnout report at midday, as per the Belize Elections and Boundaries, was 2,229.

15 candidates officially nominated for San Pedro 2024 Municipal Elections

On Wednesday, February 21st, all nine municipal slates nationwide were officially nominated as the municipal elections draw closer. Known as Nomination Day, in San Pedro, the People's United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) slate were nominated with great excitement at the Town Hall. The day also saw the participation of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Abner Bacab, who was nominated as an independent mayoral candidate.

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.

Where to vote in San Pedro during the 2024 Municipal Elections

On March 6th, San Pedranos will exercise their constitutional right and vote in the 2024 Municipal Elections. The voting areas known as polling stations in San Pedro Town remain unchanged. The 8,704 registered electors will vote at polling stations located at the San Pedro High School and San Pedro Junior College Campus on Seagull Street in the Boca del Rio area and San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School on Barrier Reef Drive. Electors will receive guidance at the polling stations regarding where to vote based on the alphabetical breakdown at the voting area.

Meet your San Pedro Town Council Candidates

The San Pedro Sun invited the United Democratic Party (UDP) and People’s United Party (PUP) candidates to answer the following questions. There was no limit to word content, and edits made were for formatting only.

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.

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.

UDP Christmas Extravaganza entertains island children and families

On Saturday, December 16th, members of the United Democratic Party (UDP), poised for the upcoming Municipal Election, hosted a family Christmas show at the Honourable Louis Sylvester Sporting Arena. The extravaganza brought joy and laughter to island children and their parents as members of the popular Mexican group' Star Shows' presented a series of interactive Christmas-themed performances. The dance numbers featured characters such as PJ Masks, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and Disney's Mickey Mouse and his friends.