What are the legal parameters for the operations of the EBC? What are its powers? What are some of the more common misconceptions about its role for elections?

A. The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is responsible for the registration of voters and the conduct of all elections: Parliamentary, Municipal Council and Tobago House of Assembly. The Commission also has within its remit constitutional responsibility for reviewing the number and boundaries of the electoral districts into which Trinidad and Tobago is divided for the purposes of elections as aforementioned, and for the submission of these reports to relevant authorities.

One of the misconceptions the public have of the EBC is the perception that the EBC has the powers of arrest when certain election irregularities are bought to the attention of the Commission. When such an incident occurs the EBC will inform the police who would then take the necessary action after an investigation.

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