The public is advised that the processing of applications from persons eligible to be treated as Special Electors for the upcoming Local Government Elections of Monday 14th August, 2023 has begun.
The deadline for the submission of applications is Monday 26th June, 2023
THE CATEGORIES OF PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED SPECIAL ELECTORS ARE LISTED HEREUNDER FOR YOUR GENERAL INFORMATION:
(a) a member of the Police Service, of the Special Reserve Police established under the Special Reserve Police Act, or of the Estate Police established under the Supplemental Police Act;
(b) a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force;
(ba) member of the Prison Service;
(c) a member of the Commission, the Chief Election Officer, the Deputy Chief Election Officer and the Assistant Chief Election Officer;
(d) the Returning Officer of an electoral district other than that in which he is registered for the purpose of the election;
(e) a Presiding Officer, a Deputy Presiding Officer or a Poll Clerk;
(f) a Polling Agent;
(g) a candidate or the husband or wife of a candidate for an electoral district other than that in which he is registered for the purpose of the election;
(h) an election agent or sub-agent, who is registered for the purposes of the election in an electoral district other than that of his candidate;
(i) an elector who is unable or likely to be unable to go in person to the polling station at which he is entitled to vote unless he travels between Trinidad and Tobago;
(j) an elector who is unable or likely to be unable to go in person to the polling station at which he is entitled to vote by reason of being-
(i) a patient in a public hospital, or in a private hospital approved by the Commission, or an inmate in a public institution; or
(ii) a prisoner within the meaning of that expression in Section 2 of the Prisons Act.
(k) a member of the flight crew of an aircraft;
(l) a person engaged in offshore petroleum operations, or
(m) any other person or member of any organisation as the Commission sees fit.
Any eligible person who wishes to vote as a Special Elector, must ensure that his/her application on the Form No. A-23 is submitted either to:
- Any EBC Registration Area Office or Sub-Office OR
- to the Returning Officer for his/her electoral district at their office by the closing date of Monday 26th June, 2023.
Form A-23, the relevant application form, is found hereunder for your ease of applying