A little over 7,000 islanders are to head to the polls in Turks and Caicos for the country’s general elections which are slated for February 19.
Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson announced the date during a political rally in Grand Turk.
Cartwright Robinson also announced January 29 as Nomination Day.
While the country has a population of approximately 31,458 just a little over 7,000 have the right to vote.
There is an ongoing discussion among individuals in the British Overseas Territory that given the size of the population the franchise should be extended and enlarged to include others in the voting process.
Only those having the status of Turks and Caicos Islanders – formerly known as “Belonger” status have the right to vote.
The last time islanders went to the polls in December 20 16, the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) defeated the Progressive National Party (PNP), led by Dr Rufus Ewing.