Prior preparation prevents poor performance.
As the government in waiting it is our duty to prepare Bermudians for the transitional election that will take place sometime soon. Bermuda has likely less than a year until the next General Election. Indeed it is the most critical election that determines the future of not only our children but our grandchildren.
To this end we must become election ready.
Please ensure that you and your household are properly registered to vote. If you have moved residence since the last election you will need to change your voter registration. If you have someone in your household who has recently turned 18 they need to be registered to vote.
As the election draws closer ensure that you know where your polling station is located. The Parliamentary Registrar will put out this information well in advance.
By law your employer is required to give you up to two hours for you to go and cast your ballot. This means that they cannot tell you that you can only vote during your lunch hour or after work. It is advisable to vote as early as possible. All polling stations open at 8.00 a.m. and close at 8.00 p.m. As you have, by law, two hours to vote you should come and cast your ballot before you head into work.
Ensure that you carry valid ID such as: Voter ID card, Drivers license or passport.
Between now and the next General Election you will be contacted by the PLP.
Our representatives have been out canvassing in teams throughout the island for the last six months. Whenever they visit your residence they will be there to hear your concerns, whether it be neighborhood concerns or national concerns.
Make sure to give them your contact information so that we can keep you in the loop of upcoming town halls speaking on a variety of issues such as; immigration, education and other pertinent issues.
By all means feel free to express how you truly feel to our representatives. Ensure that they fully understand that you will be holding us to a higher standard this time around. Bermudians must expect and demand that their government be a government of the Bermudian people.
As the Government in waiting we look forward to your; advice, input and support.