Preliminary and Supplementary Registers for elections are final; no further amendments says Electoral office

The Electoral Office of Dominica informs the public that, as required by law, the Preliminary and Supplementary Registers as having been issued, will constitute the final lists for the December 6, 2019, general elections.

No further amendments may, therefore, be made to them by the Electoral Office, in accordance with regulation 40 of the Registration of Electors Regulations.

Regulation 40 states as follows:

“The register of electors shall be closed to alterations on the date on which notice of an election is given” Upon the publication of the Preliminary Register on September 30, 2019, notice was given that the deadline for the filing of claims and objections was November 19, 2019.

This notice was issued pursuant to Regulation 32 (3) of the Registration of Electors Regulations. However, this was before His Excellency issued the writs for elections under the Public Seal.

Consequently, this notice has, by operation of law, been superseded by the issuance of the writs for elections on November 6, 2019, pursuant to sections 16 and 17 of the Registration of Electors Act.

Section 12 (1) of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act gives the President the power to issue writs for elections, under the Public Seal. Section 12 (2) requires that the date for nomination be declared and mandates that the election be held not less than 15 days and no more than 21 days from nomination day. The writs for elections were issued on November 6, 2019,

Nomination Day was held on November 19, 2019 and the general elections set for December 06, 2019. As section 16 (b) of the Registration of Electors Act permits the removal of those ordered to be removed after an objection within 5 days of the writs, this would not constitute an alteration of the Register, but the removal of names from the Supplementary List by operation of law.

Section 16 (b) of the Act and Regulation 40 therefore, would not allow the preparation of the register to be delayed, to permit for the hearing of objections filed after the writs were published.

Notices of objection submitted to the Electoral Office will be reviewed and those deemed validly filed will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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10 Comments

  1. CANDID
    November 30, 2019

    The answer to all your questions. Dominica is independent and not the people. The country depends on hand outs to survive. You cannot depend on each individual. There has to be someone overall in charge to use it in the country in order of priority. YOU ARE SAYING YOU CAN DO BETTER with gold and oil. Try to be honest and truthful with yourselves and don’t depend on others. Think of an ORPHAN. Do you really believe you will get the best?. No father or mother therefore ,you have to accept what you can get and not what you want. The difference is ,the small picture and the larger picture. You think there should be NO LAW for DOMINICA but there are rules,procedures and Laws. GOT IT

  2. My name
    November 27, 2019

    Hopeless!! Disappointing to tell me you cannot do your work properly.

  3. dissident
    November 27, 2019

    Ian you are letting me down,,i feel insulted!
    Man’s skin and heart is much softer than technicalities in law,
    this action doesn’t make our election more credible.
    it doesn’t give me any confidence in de electoral and this is the first time in it;s history that de electoral commission is coming under intense pressure from de citizens it serve.
    YOU ALL HAVE FAILED US!
    you went into de process knowing all de grievances of de public and you ignored WE DE PEOPLE WHO YOU SHOULD BE SERVING!
    so we have no choice but to hold it against you!
    these actions only help to serve ROOSEVELT SKERRIT AND SAVARIN!

    de results of this exercise will be on your backs for time immemorial.
    you will de result of your bogus treacherous actions!

  4. DAPossieMasse
    November 27, 2019

    So you clowns have permitted this bloated list to become a part of what the people have been protesting against? You really believe this is for the betterment of the country, or for the worst?

    What if Pilate had not washed his hands: Matthew 25:24. We would still be under the law and dictatorship rather than choice would have continued to be the standards of the day.

    Wonder if @ElizabethLinaXavier has the spiritual fortitude to understand this.

  5. True or false
    November 27, 2019

    The damnable revelations made by Al jazeera documentary:
    1. Alireza Mon-fa-Red passport was hand delivered to him by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. PM is that true or false?
    2. That same Alireeza Mon-fa-Red deposited US two hundred thousand united states dollars into the account of the gas station account of the Nanthan family of Portsmouth, allegedly as payment for his diplomatic passport. PM true or false?
    3. Nanthan sent emails and made calls chasing the said money and Nanthan said the Prime Minister is waiting. PM is that true or false?
    4. Interest of Dominica corruption has never been seen before with 90% personal and 10% country. PM true or false?
    5. Alireza Monfared gave Skerrit US$100,000 to shop in China. PM true or false?
    6. Skerrit and or Melissa Skerrit benefited from the Madueke passport deal. PM true or false?
    7. Government ministers got gold bars worth US 15,000 dollars. PM true or false?
    PM we need answers from you and NOT from Tony Astaphan

  6. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    November 27, 2019

    Is that answer to the long standing cry to sanitize the voters list.. ? Are persons currently on the present list awaiting to get on DLP arranged ferry and airplanes to come to vote..??What a mess!!!

  7. Not A Herd Follower
    November 26, 2019

    What is that saying? The layman cannot understand this convoluted legalise. Electoral Office doe better than this.

  8. "Let's Fix It"
    November 26, 2019

    After Listening to the Al Jazeera expose’ the December 6, 2019 election is cancelled! That thing CANNOT go through! In fact Skerrit should either resign or FORCED out immediately!!! Skerrit you cannot escape this thing and Dominica cannot take one step forward with you. What Al Jazeera exposed was not only heard in Dominica and the Caribbean but in the US, France, UK, Iran and through out the word! How can we even have the moral to think we should even go into an election? Man let’s get real and it’s on that basis I call on Mr. Burton to resign because to me under his watch the election is badly compromised. I call on Daniel Carbon to resign because he is one of the key players that caused this international shame. Chalo must go too because he allowed his office to be used to protect the evils of Skerrit. They all must go now before we can even think of an election!

    • a concerned tax payer
      November 28, 2019

      Skerrit seem to have gone totally silent on the issue. He should resign. This is embarrassing for the entire caribbean…we are easily bought out!!

  9. lemme see
    November 26, 2019

    I better not see a certain person name on that list!

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