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Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Election Officer at the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) is confident that everything is in place for persons to vote tomorrow.
Narcis-Scope says, “We’re ready and every effort has been made to ensure each elector is able to cast their vote.” Narcis-Scope reminded the electorate that persons who may not have received their poll card or with expired ID cards can still vote, once their name is on the Revised List of Electors.
In its preparations for Monday’s elections, the EBC has partnered with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) and the Disaster Management Units (DMUs) of the Regional Corporations. Narcis-Scope said this was the beginning of what she considers to be a working partnership with these agencies going forward. The EBC will be monitoring Monday’s weather conditions and will receive regular updates from the TTMS. With the assistance of the ODPM and the DMUs, sandbags have also been pre-positioned in flood prone areas in the event of an emergency during Monday’s elections.
The full Press Release can be found here:
August 13, 2023
Many of you may be seasoned voters, but many will be voting for the very first time in these Local Government Elections. We want you to know voting is easy, simple and safe.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission has prepared this informative feature to guide you through the voting process on Election Day. You can view our video, To Vote is Simple here.
If you didn’t receive your poll card in the mail and you are on the Revised List of Electors… YOU CAN STILL VOTE! If you don’t have a valid ID card but your name is on the Revised List of Electors…. YOU CAN STILL VOTE!
TO VOTE IS YOUR RIGHT…. EXERCISE IT!
A messge from the Elections and Boundaries Commission… your Partners in Democracy
August 10, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is advising all political parties, candidates contesting the 2023 Local Government Elections, electors and all other democratic stakeholders to respect the laws or face the consequences.
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. We have itemized for you in the flyers below, the list of election offences. Please be guided on the dos and don’ts, with respect to the law on Election Day.
August 9, 2023
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to bring to the attention of all employers, the provisions relating to Time-Off for Voting as stipulated in law.
In accordance with Election Rule 28of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, every employer shall permist each elector in his employment to be absent from his work on polling day during the hours of the poll for two hours in addition to the normal midday meal hour.
The contents of the full Notice can be found here:
August 8, 2023
Voting starts today, Monday 7th August 2023, for persons who have previously applied to be treated as Special Electors for the 2023 Local Government Elections.
In accordance with Election Rule 60 (2) a special elector must cast the ballot in the manner and at the time and place fixed for casting of votes of special electors. Special Electors are only eligible to vote during the periods stated below and cannot vote on poll day. These persons are eligible to vote at Special Polling Stations established by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) at the office of the Returning Officer in the electoral district where they are registered. These polling stations will operate daily from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th August 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The full Press Release can be found here:
August 7, 2023
Additional Special Polling Stations established by the Commission for the 2023 Local Government Elections
Persuant to Election Rule 76 of the Representation of the People Act, Chap. 2:01, additional Special Polling Stations have been established by the Elections and Boundaries Commission to facilitate Special Electors for the Local Government Elections on Monday 14th August, 2023.
The locations, days and hours of operation of these additional Special Polling Stations can be found here:
August 4, 2023
The public is advised that Special Polling Stations established by Returning Officers in accordance with Election Rule 73(1) of the Representation ofthe People Act, Chap. 2:01, for the Local Government Elections, will function from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th August, 2023 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
These Special Polling Stations are to serve only those electors, who are registered in the electoral district for which the Returning Officer is responsible.
The names and addresses of these Returning Officers and the Electoral Districts for which they are responsible are listed hereunder:
Persons who applied to be treated as Special Electors for the Local Government Elections on Monday 14th August, 2023 are advised that they can collect their envelopes at the Registration Area Offices as specified on their application forms.
Envelopes can be collected at Registration Area Offices from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 11th August, 2023 during the period indicated hereunder:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July 31, 2023
The EBC has been made aware that persons, purporting to be working with the Commission have been canvassing in the areas of D’Abadie and La Florissante. These persons have been enquiring from residents if they will be voting and whether they require transportation on Election Day. When asked by residents to produce EBC identification, they claimed not to have received said identification badges as yet.
Whilst the EBC is currently engaged in its National Field Verification Exercise and is encouraging the public to co-operate with its field officers, who are currently working in these areas, the EBC denies that any of its staff or persons working with the Commission at this time are engaged in this reprehensible activity. The EBC reminds the public to be careful with their private information in these perilous times and not to engage anyone who does not have bona fide EBC identification and approaches them without EBC branded gear. The Commission also encourages the public to request EBC identification from anyone claiming to be working on its behalf.
The EBC also advises the public to report any incident to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, if approached by any person, who claims to be working with the EBC and cannot so prove.
For further information please contact the Corporate Communications Unit at 625-5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 21, 2023
The public is advsied that the Revised List of Electors, in respect of the Local Government Elections of Monday 14th August, 2023 has been posted for inspection at the same two (2) locations, in each polling division where the Preliminary List was posted.
July 17, 2023
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