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Haitians line up early, polling centers open late, for vote 2015

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – Across different voting centers in Haiti on Sunday morning Haitians were lined up to vote early but most polling stations did not open on time, 6:00 am, as was expected.

On radio shows, reasons for opening late were due to observers and party representatives not finding polling stations, some had moved since the August 9, 2015, legislative elections. Material readiness was not reported in an significance as in the previous cycle, according to Zenith FM.

At about 9:00 am, it appeared that most voting centers had begun operating. Many arrests were made early and police, at 10:00 am, were reported as being very engaged.

Developing

In the town of Saint Marc voting was paused for a short time due to an altercation between a voter and poll workers. Vision 2000 reported police intervening and trying to restart the process.

A candidate for deputy, and member of the ruling regime, was arrested along with an electoral supervisor for fraud.

A young man with ballots in his hands, already filled out, was arrested trying to enter one polling station.

Another, in the North was found having 15 electoral cards where he would have attempted voting multiple times, police suspect.

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