General elections October 22-24, 2020 |22 October 2020
Voting has started in Seychelles as Seychellois cast their vote in the general elections ‒ presidential and legislative.
The elections are running concurrently from October 22-24 in order to save money because the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the country’s tourism-based economy.
The three candidates running for the top seat are incumbent Danny Faure (United Seychelles), Wavel Ramkalawan (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa), and Alain St Ange (One Seychelles).
The voters will also be choosing their representatives for the 26 directly elected seats in the National Assembly.
In the first day of voting today, Seychellois voted in special stations around the country.
English River Creche: The first station at English River Crèche opens from 7am to 4pm and will be mainly for essential workers as defined in the law and for people who are travelling.
Old People’s Home at North East Point: The station opens from 8am to 12 noon for residents of the Old People’s Home and patients of the North East Point hospital.
Remand centre, Bois de Rose: The station opens from 8am to 12 noon and all the people who are in remand irrespective of their districts will vote in this station.
Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay quarantine centre: The station opens from 8am to 12 noon.
Baie Lazare community centre: The station opens from 9am to 4pm and all those working in some hotels in south Mahé will have access to this centre under certain conditions.
Baie Ste Anne primary school: Opens from 7am to 12 noon. This station will welcome all those working on Praslin coming from Mahé and essential workers.
Silhouette community centre: From 9am to 1pm for voters coming from Silhouette and North Island.
Coetivy: From 10.15am to 10.45am for voters on Coetivy and Ile Plate islands.
Poivre: From 10.30am to 11am for voters on Poivre, Remire, Darros, Desnoeufs and other neighbouring islands.
Farquhar: From 10.30am to 11am for voters on Farquhar, Alphonse, Desroches, Providence and St Pierre.
On Silhouette: It was just at 9.10am when the first voter, Modestine Magnan, casted her vote. At 81 years old, Mrs Magnan is the oldest resident on Silhouette.
Outer islands: Getting ready to leave for the outer islands