Wednesday 11th April, 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission has hinted that a By-Election is imminent in Barbuda.
It is as a result of Council Member and Barbuda People’s Movement Leader Trevor Walker’s return to the House of Representatives following general elections.
In a statement, ABEC outlined that “It has come to the attention of the Supervisor of Elections, through a letter dated March 27th 2018 but received by her office on April 9th 2018 that the Hon. Trevor Walker has resigned from his seat on the Barbuda Council with immediate effect. As consequence, preparations are currently taking place for a By- Election at a date which will be announced following the issuance of the Writ of Election to be prepared for execution by His Excellency, the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams.”
The Supervisor of Elections is responsible for the conduct of Election of Members of the Barbuda Council.
The By-Election is in accordance with Sections 9 (1) and 13 (1) c, of the Barbuda Local Government Act, which governs the Barbuda Council.