Interim leader of the newly formed political party, Hope TT, Timothy Hamel-Smith says he suspects the voter turnout for this year’s Local Government Election will remain low.
The former Senate President made the comment while speaking this morning on Power 102 Digital’s Power Breakfast Show.
Local Government Election voter turnout has always been less than the turnout for General elections.
The last four local Government elections had an average voter turnout of 39 percent with the 2013 local Government election the last one to have more than a 40 percent turnout.
This is compared to the 65 percent turnout seen for the last 4 general elections.
Mr Hamel-Smith suggested that while the Opposition may have increased support at the polls, the total number of voters may stay the same.
Mr Hamel-Smith was also pressed on the chances of success his party will stand at the polls.
He expressed his belief that conversations among third parties will take place as the electorate has to be persuaded that there are options apart from the PNM and the UNC.