Voting is underway in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines general elections.

Today’s elections are expected to be a straight fight between Dr. Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party, ULP and the New Democratic Party, NDP.

The ULP is seeking its fifth consecutive term in office.

The NDP is being led into elections for the first time by lawyer Dr. Godwin Friday.

In the last elections in December 2015, the ULP won the NDP by eight seats to seven, the same one-seat margin as the previous election in 2010.

Meanwhile, the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, is mounting a mission to observe the elections.

A member of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission, Anthonyson King is heading the 6-person mission.