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The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to notify the public that the Office of the Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of St. Ann’s/Cascade/Mon Repos West and St. Barbs/Chinapoo in the Local Government Elections 2023, has been relocated.
REGIONAL CORPORATION OF SAN JUAN/LAVENTILLE
Mr. Colin Geoffrey Thompson
Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of St. Ann’s/Cascade/Mon Repos West and St. Barbs/Chinapoo is now located at
42 Tenth Avenue
June 16, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to advise the public of the closure of its Registration Area Offices for Chaguanas and Tabaquite/Talparo, both located at 47 Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas on Friday 16th June, 2023.
This closure has become necessary to address an electrical issue.
The Commission apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause and advises that normal operations at these two offices, will resume on Tuesday 20th June, 2023.
June 15, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to notify the public that the Offices of the Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of Bon Air/Arouca/Cane Farm and Five Rivers and the Office for the Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of Malabar North/Malabar South/Tumpuna in the Local Government Elections 2023, have been relocated.
Ms. Sharon Taitt-Foncette
Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of Bon Air/Arouca/Cane Farm and Five Rivers
c/o Therlock Co. Ltd.
Lot 1 Orange Grove Road
Formerly located at 244 Eastern Main Road, Cane Farm, Arouca
Ms. Sheelah Inniss
Returning Officer for the Electoral Districts of Malabar North/Malabar South/Tumpuna
Malabar Phase IV Community Centre
Holly Betaudier Place, Malabar Phase 4, Arima
Formerly located at Arima New Government Primary School, Buena Vista Boulevard, Arima
The Commission requests all relevant parties to be mindful of this change and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
June 14, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to remind all political parties, individuals who propose to contest the Local Government Elections, 2023 and the public that Nomination Day is Monday 26th June, 2023
The Returning Officers will be in office during the hours 9: 00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00.p.m.
for the purpose of receiving the nomination of any duly qualified candidate.
The opportunity is taken to inform all prospective candidates that Election Rule 23(6) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01 stipulates the required documentation that a party candidate must submit to the Returning Officer on Nomination Day, i.e.,
A Returning Officer shall not recognize a candidate as a party candidate unless he has been informed on nomination day by the candidate in writing that he is a member of the party and this membership is confirmed by a list of party candidates supplied to the Returning Officer by the party of which he claims membership not later than nomination day.
Nomination Forms are available at the Offices of the respective Returning Officers and at the Central Electoral Office, Elections and Boundaries Commission – Scott House, 134-138 Frederick Street, Port of Spain but can also be found here for your ease of reference:
June 12, 2023
The fifty-five persons who have been appointed to serve as Returning Officers for the August 14, 2023 Local Government Elections were presented with Writs of Election, issued by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, giving them the authority to cause a poll to be taken in their respective electoral districts on behalf of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC).
In her Opening Remarks to the Returning Officers and some prospective Election Clerks, Mrs. Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Election Officer thanked the attendees for their commitment to civic duty and reminded them of the importance of transparency and integrity in building the public’s trust and confidence in the electoral process in support of fair and free elections.
Please read the full press release here
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
In accordance with Election Rule (4) (1) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, the Returning Officer shall within two days after the receipt of the writ of election or within two days after he has been notified by the Chief Election Officer, whichever may be the sooner, and not less than twelve days clear before the day fixed by the writ as nomination day
- publish in the Gazette and in at least one newspaper election notices in the form set out as Form No. 35 in the Prescribed Form Rules;
- cause copies of the notices to be posted at his office and a such other places in the electoral district as he may deem necessary.
The Election Notices for the Local Government Elections of August 14th, 2023 are hereby listed for your information.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is pleased to advise the public that effective June 1, 2023 persons will no longer require appointments to conduct transactions at any EBC office.
Persons conducting any of the following transactions need only to present themselves, with the relevant documents at their respective Registration Area Office:
- Applying for an identification card for the first time
- Renewing an expired identification card
- Replacing a lost, stolen or defaced identification card or
- Changing a name and/or address or both on their registration record
For further information, please contact the Corporate Communications Unit at 625-5924 or email@example.com
May 31, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is looking for persons interested in working as Poll Day Staff for the upcoming Local Government Elections 2023 in the following positions:
- Presiding Officer
- Deputy Presiding Officer
- Poll Clerk
- Information Officer
Interested persons MUST be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who is registered to vote in Trinidad. Former Poll-Day Staff must re-apply
You can submit your application online HERE.
Deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 4th June, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please Note: Political Activists (e.g. persons who are actively involved in campaign activities) will not be eligible for selection.
May 29, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is advising the public of the temporary closure of its Registration Area Office for Tunapuna, which is located at the Tunapuna Administrative Complex, Centenary Street, Tunapuna on Friday 5th May, 2023.
The closure of this specific office has become necessary to facilitate the scheduled spraying of the Complex by the Insect Vector Unit of the Ministry of Health. All persons with confirmed appointments for first issue of identification card transactions at the EBC’s Tunapuna Registration Area Office have been contacted and all other persons are advised not to visit this Office as it will be closed.
The EBC aplogizes for the inconvenience that this closure may cause but it is in the interest of public health. Our regular service at this office will resume on Monday 8th May, 2023.
May 5, 2023