Urgent notice from the Elections and Boundaries Commission

It has come to the attention of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) that during the issuance of ballot papers to Special Electors, an exercise which took place on Wednesday November 20, 2019, the prescribed procedure was not followed with respect to certain electoral districts. As such, and in accordance with Election Rule 22(7) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, the Government Printer will be required to destroy these defective ballots and provide certification of same.

Consequently and with the aim of maintaining the integrity of the process, it has been decided that ballot papers intended for use by Special Electors in the electoral districts so affected, will be re-issued on Thursday November 21, 2019.

Returning Officers have been advised to make the necessary arrangements.

The Commission advises that no Special Elector has as yet received a ballot paper. Voting for Special Electors will commence on Monday November 25, 2019 at the offices of the respective Returning Officers, or from Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Special Polling Stations established by the Commission for that purpose.

The affected electoral districts are:

  • Corinth/Cedar Hill
  • Inverness/Princess Town South
  • Balmain/ Calcutta No. 2
  • Freeport/Chickland
  • St. Mary’s/ Carlsen Field
  • California/ Pt. Lisas
  • Brechin Castle/Esperanza
  • Perseverance/Waterloo
  • Ben Lomond/Hardbargain/Williamsville
  • Marabella East
  • Marabella South/Vistabella
  • Marabella West
  • Caparo/Mamoral
  • Piparo/San Pedro/Tabaquite
  • Bronte
  • Debe East/L’Esperance/Union Hall
  • Auzonville/Tunapuna
  • Maracas/Santa Margarita
  • Valencia East/Toco
  • Valencia West
  • Manzanilla/Fishing Pond
  • Sangre Grande South
  • Vega De Oropouche
  • Aranguez/Warner Village
  • Barataria
  • El Socorro/Aranguez North
  • St. Ann’s/Cascade/Mon Repos West
  • St. Barb’s/Chinapoo
  • Petit Bourg/Mount Lambert/Champs Fleurs
  • San Juan East
  • San Juan West
  • Hindustan/St. Mary’s
  • New Grant/Tableland
  • Cap-de-Ville/Fanny Village
  • Hollywood
  • New Village
  • Kelly Village/Warrenville
  • Valsayn/St. Joseph
  • Caledonia/Upper Malick
  • Morvant
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