On December 6, 2019 Dominicans will go to the polls to elect a new government. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the date for the election at a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) event at Goodwill tonight.

Nomination Day is Tuesday 19 November, the prime minister said.

Over the past year the DLP and the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) have been actively campaigning for the election constitutionally due in May 2020.

The announcement of the date for the election puts Dominica in uncharted territory since the UWP has stated many times that there will not be an election in Dominica without electoral reform- that is, the cleansing of the voters list and the issuance of voter identification cards.

UWP political leader Lennox Linton qualified that statement recently.

He said at a press conference that the party would not boycott the election.