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Quarantined voters permitted to vote in General Election
By Office of the Prime Minister
Sep 13, 2021 - 9:05:04 AM

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The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that those in quarantine who are registered to vote in the 16 September 2021 general election will be permitted to leave quarantine to cast their vote.

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, the eligible quarantined person must:

•    Immediately return to their place of quarantine after voting at the appropriate polling station; and
•    Ensure that they wear a mask which is fitted to the face and covers the nose and mouth, maintain a distance of six feet from others and sanitize their hands before entering the polling station.

Members of the public are reminded to practice the COVID-19 prevention protocols at all times. Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should wear their mask properly covering the nose and mouth; keep a distance of at least six feet from others; and wash or sanitize hands often. 

Bahamians and residents are strongly urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. To make an appointment visit vax.gov.bs or make a walk-up appointment at any vaccination center.

To view the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021 visit opm.gov.bs. 

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