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Belize Prepares to Vote on Offshore Oil Exploration

Friday, February 25, 2012, the Belize Coalition and Oceana Belize held a conference in Belize City inviting all the nation’s media and councils in a training conference for voting day – “No to Offshore Drilling in Belize” to be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Many invited guests and media gathered at the Radisson’s Hotel for a very important training conference to learn all the rules and regulations that every team from different district’s in Belize should follow to carry out on voting day; in order for all votes to be legal and fair. Mr. Danny Madrid, National President of Justice of the Peace & Association of the Supreme Court took the podium to explain all the rules and regulations that are supposed to be followed at every voting station around the country of Belize.

Belize Prepares to Vote on Offshore Oil Exploration

Questions arose and head of Oceana Belize Mrs. Audrey Matura and Belize Coalition members stood up and informed strongly and clearly too all concerned guests what their team leaders should do to prepare their voting stations.

All voting stations will follow the same election procedure: Index finger will be dipped in ink as proof of voting and provided with a ballot paper; where voter “X’s” Yes or NO and folding the paper and into the ballot box.  At the end of the day all voting station leaders are granted the decision if they want the votes to be counted at the voting station. (Also leaders have the choice if they want Justice of the Peace members to be present at the voting station to verify ballot papers).

Ambergris Today, in participation with the Belize Coalition and Ocean team, sends out the invitation to all Belizeans to come out and vote “No to Offshore Drilling in Belize”. United we can let our voices be heard to save our beautiful Jewel.

Belize Prepares to Vote on Offshore Oil Exploration

Ambergris Today’s Gerry Badillo with Oceana’s Audrey Matura

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Polling Stations – People’s Referendum on offshore drilling in Belize.
Wednesday, 29 February, 2012
6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The People's Referendum Voting Ballot
You can vote at ANY polling station countrywide. All you need is to be a Registered Voter and present any form of identification. (This is allowed since this issue is not political, but national). Example if you are a registered voter in Belize City, but you are in Corozal on Wednesday, you can vote at ANY Polling Station in Corozal. Your Voter ID is preferred but NOT required.

Ambergris Caye – Central Park, San Pedro Town
Caye Caulker – Central Park

San Narciso Community Center
Concepcion Community Center
San Joaquin Community Center
Patchakan Community Center
Caledonia Community Center
Chunox Community Center
Sartaneja Community Center
San Andres Community Center
Corozal Town Civic Center
Corozal Town Central Park Band Stand

Orange Walk Central Park
Trail Farm Community Center
Louisiana Farm School
San Jose
Yo Creek

Brodies, Northern Highway
Okeeke’s Juice, Freetown Road
NTUCB, 3 Kut Ave. (Vicinity of Old St. Micheal’s College)
B.T.I.A Office, Cork St.
OCEANA, Albert St.
Northern Fisheries Coop. (Open Lot adjacent to)
Texaco Gas Station, Central American Blvd and Cemetery Rd.
Mahogany Heights Community Center, 31 Miles Western Hwy
Ferguson Digital Image, Partridge St. (Open Lot adjacent to)

City of Belmopan: LION’s Den, BGYEA Office, Forest Drive (Belize Grass Roots Youth Empowerment Association – Office)
Santa Elena Town: Basketball Field, Aguada Blvd.
San Ignacio Town:  Falcon Field, Martin Galvez Stadium
Benque Viejo Town: BECOL Basketball Court
Hopkins & Settee River: Ms. Ananca’s Yard, Main St. , Hopkin’s Village
Steadfast, Middlesex and Pomona: Pomona Village Center
Siene Beight and Placencia: Placencia Football Field

Georgetown and Independence
Independence Triangle Park Basketball Court

Dangriga Town
Ecumenical Junior College
Bus Terminal, (Open Lot adjacent to)
Benguche PreSchool
Habet Store, (Open Lot adjacent to)

Central Park, Punta Gorda Town

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