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Police outline election plan

Police have provided details on their role during Tuesday’s General Election.

In a release issued this afternoon, the Bermuda Police Service said the organisation had a role to play in ensuring that all persons who wish to vote are able to do so.

“It is our duty on election day to maintain the peace and good order at all polling stations, as outlined in the Parliamentary Election Act,” police said.

Officers would also assist with traffic management as required.

To this end, police said that a plan to provide “unobstructed access” to the various stations had been established.

“Officers will be stationed at every polling station to assist and provide reassurance to candidates and election officers.”

Police also outlined a number of offences that could be committed under the Parliamentary Election Act 1978. They said they expected the elections to be “peaceful and orderly”.