The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) wishes to inform the electorate and the public that there will be no electronic voting in the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Election. The voting process and procedures being utilized in all polling stations in Tobago on December 6th 2021 continues to be the same as in previous elections.
In its thrust to improve its election management processes and timely provision of information to its stakeholders, the Commission will be implementing a pilot project in two electoral districts with respect to one of its processes. This pilot project will see an increased use of technology in its data collection and this will be conducted parallel to the traditional manual process for this data collection in those two electoral districts.
This project will, in no way, replace the manual system that will be carried out in all polling stations on Election Day and will simply see the use of data entry clerks electronically identifying the voters present and those who have voted. The process for voting in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago remains as stipulated in the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01.
The Press Release i its entirety can be found here:
Press Release EBC reassures the public on its pilot project for improved processes