UPDATE: URGENT NOTICE – Deadline for voter registration is midnight tonight

Residents qualified to vote in the December 06 general elections have until midnight to register.

A media release from the electoral office states that after the clock strikes twelve, attempted registrations after that point will not be included in the electors list used in the general elections.

In Bellevue Chopin, where there is no Assistant Registering Officer, however the registering officer Timothy Moses will be available.

In Fond Cole Lucy Belle Mathew will remain available to register new electors.

Meanwhile the Electoral Office says staff will be engaged in intense training over the next few weeks with election officers prior to general elections to ensure officers are well refreshed on general election procedures.

Nomination Day is November 19th, 2019.

 

Below is information on the registration process from the electoral office website

 

Registration is required in order to vote at Council Elections or at Elections of Representatives of the House of Assembly (General Elections). The following are the requirements for registration:

  1. Ensure that you are qualified to be registered
  2. Go to the Registering Officer or the Assistant Registering Officer in your Polling District with:
    1. A birth certificate, passport or other form of pictorial identification which shows your date of birth; and
    2. A witness (mother, father, brother, sister, friend, neighbor) who is already registered as an elector in the same Polling District for which you are applying for register.
  3. Complete a Notice of Claim form. The form must be signed by you and your witness.
  4. The Registering Officer or Assistant Registering Officer will give you an original Certificate of Application for Registration as proof that you have applied for registration.
  5. To verify that your name has been included on the voters’ list, go the Registering Officer or Assistant Registering Officer in your Polling District or check the list posted in your community.

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17 Comments

  1. awa wi
    November 7, 2019

    If you are not able to register in time, just vote using a dead person’d name, or a diaspora. That they want to uphold since they dont want to clean the list. All other countries do it. Yet again we keep making excuses for the nonsense we are forced to tolerate here in the donkey isle.

  2. Lmfao
    November 7, 2019

    Newly registered voter lets take this man down, Roseau Central Rdy! :twisted: :twisted:

  3. Ras B
    November 7, 2019

    Simple question: What does electoral reform of the type requested – (a) A sanitized voters list and (b) A voter’s ID card seek to do? From where I sit, in capsule form, It would seem to ensure that only those who qualify to vote would be allowed to vote. If that be so, why would any political party resist this effort? Does it suggest that they benefit from the status quo? Does it suggest that a corrupt voters list can be used to influence the results of elections? On the other hand, does a clean voters list benefit any one party? Does it not simply ensure that only those who have a legal right to vote be allowed this privilege? If so why does one political party go all out to disenfranchise its people and even seek to influence a people’s vote through illegal means? Our National anthem calls us out to address this, it says come ye forward, sons and daughters; let us do the right thing!!

    • Concerned 1st time voter
      November 7, 2019

      Ras B,

      This is what baffles me. Any and everywhere you go to transact business, in our little Dominica and everywhere else around the world, you must present some proof of identification. You must show with a valid picture ID that you are who you say you are.

      So tell me, how can we go to the polling stations and make such important decisions, as to who will govern the Country, and you are not required to provide any valid form of ID to prove that you are who you say you are.

      Boy, i’m thinking of this and all I can do is Shake My Head. This draws me to conclude that Dominica really isn’t a real Country. Cause that it just absolute RUBBISH!!

  4. SN
    November 6, 2019

    Should it not be anyone in line to register before midnight will be allowed to register just as if you are in line to vote before the time the polls close, you are allowed to vote?

  5. Kalinago Justice
    November 6, 2019

    I find that to be utter nonsense, elections is a month away. That needs to be reviewed, People should be allowed to register and vote in the next elections!!!

  6. smh
    November 6, 2019

    Change is a must Skerrit must go

  7. We need to grow up!!
    November 6, 2019

    So whose fault is it that they did not go to get registered all along? Didn’t everyone know that election was coming? Who asked them to wait? Is it anyone’s fault that there are people who chose to procrastinate about registering to vote?? Come on man!!!

  8. Amino
    November 6, 2019

    So loads of unregistered people will have one day to rush out to register in the appalling weather, causing nothing but chaos and stress.

    • google
      November 6, 2019

      So long they had to register!
      Dominica ppl always last minute.

    • Fed Up Youth
      November 6, 2019

      This shows how the leader of said governing party would rather the young and some first time voters missing out on their civic duty. He is hurting the rights of the people that he claims he wants to see well come to. How is this doing ‘us’ the youth of this beautiful island any good? Almost no chance to do the very thing that once placed you and your administration in office…….A voice of the fed up youth.

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 6, 2019

        Fed up Youth really! Why did not the 1st time voters go 2 register. Fed up as u are – did u not hear that election would be within 100 days? Instead of being fed up, saying what u want or what u hear others say & play a blame game, you need to open your eyes, ears & listen to positive things &not the wayside negatives. When u listen to negative people, you too become negative & “fed up”. You need to get going to do something for yourself. Change your companions for they all seem fed -the fed up gang”. Typical fed up gang gets up every day with no plan, goes to the block to hang out. some smoke their life out & thus it is evening, the same thing to bed to repeat next day. Of course this is fed up – no plan – just listen to rotten rubbish. On the other hand it is refreshing to get up go to school or work. Feel satisfied that you have done something, otherwise one can do so much read the news; learn a lot, read articles etc. Emancipate u from Fed up. Take a hold of your…

      • Spectator
        November 6, 2019

        Nonsense! Once you reach the age to vote, go vote. Don’t wait for the day he call election to run vote. Furthermore the man announced within 100 days, when allu hear that, Go Vote! We need to give up this attitude of procrastination.

      • November 7, 2019

        Nonsense!!!! If u really wanted to vote you would have registered longgggggg time

      • Yes sa!
        November 7, 2019

        Please…ahfuss Dumbinicans not easy! Didn’t you know that elections are due every 5 years. If you are of age to vote, why wait the very last minute to register? I suspect you maybe wanted to register the day before the elections….smfh. We must own-up, take responsibility and always be proactive…too many Dominicans believe in procrastination. That’s why we are so and then like to blame others for our non-advancement.

    • jackarie
      November 6, 2019

      So why has load of unregistered people waited until after the date of elections has been announced to go and get registered?

    • DA2DBONE
      November 6, 2019

      It’s the law. Registration closes at midnight on the day of the dissolution of parliament.

      The problem is we in Dominica tend to register when we know elections are near. We should have a never ending program that promotes and encourages registration once an individual reaches the age of 18.

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