ELECTORAL OFFICE NOTICE: Nomination Day

 

On Tuesday November 19, 2019, all Returning Officers and Election Clerks will be available at designated nomination centers to receive nomination papers and Statutory Declarations from prospective candidates.

Candidates will be required to present Form 12 and Form 13, respectively, in accordance with Section 15 of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act.

The Officers will begin receiving nominations at 9am until 4pm, for seven hours continuously.

If at the end of seven hours, there is only one candidate duly nominated, the returning officer will immediately declare that candidate to be duly elected.

If there is more than one candidate duly nominated, the Returning Officer will adjourn the poll to the date stated in the writ, December 6th 2019.

Every candidate must be nominated by no less than six (6) electors registered in the same constituency for which he/she is seeking election and must consent in writing to the nomination in Form 12.

Every candidate must deposit a sum of $500 in cash. If he/she fails to do so, their nomination will be deemed void.

Every deposit will be returned to the person by the Financial Secretary upon presentation of a certificate from the Chief Elections Officer that the candidate was elected or received not less than one-eighth of the total number of votes counted at the election.

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2 Comments

  1. jaded
    November 18, 2019

    The number of electors required to nominate a candidate should be higher than 6. It should be a number that is no less than 10% of registered voters in that constituency (or something like that).

  2. Ibo France
    November 18, 2019

    The Electoral Commission is the most corrupt institution in Dominica. Skerrit has indelibly stained the electoral system. If Skerrit were a doctor, he would have been charged with malpractice.

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