Electoral Office releases list of Registering and Assistant Registering Officers

Chief Elections Officer Ian Michael Anthony

The Electoral Office of Dominica has taken the opportunity to inform the general public of all twenty-one (21) Registering Officers for each Constituency and Assistant Registering Officers for Polling Districts within those constituencies.

The latest list includes the five (5) recently appointed Assistant Registering Officers: Ms. Kelma Warrington, of Polling District A01 – Petite Soufriere and Ms. Sasha Darroux of Polling District A03 – Good Hope, in the Castle Bruce Constituency, Mr. Ronald Mathurin of Polling District E04 – Victoria in the La Plaine Constituency, Ms. Maryana Natasha Lugay of Polling District F03- Mahaut (North) in the Mahaut Constituency and Ms. Celia Tavernier of Polling District T01- Scotts Head in the Soufriere Constituency.

Chief Elections Officer Ian Michael Anthony explained that the publication of the list should serve as a reminder that Registering and Assistant Registering Officers serve as the primary contact person in each Constituency and Polling District and that they should be contacted to assist with any matter as the deadline for claims and objections approaches on the 19th of November.

“With the publication of the list of Registering and Assistant Registering Officers, as we promised recently we would have done, is an opportune time to remind persons that these are the go-to persons within the polling districts and constituencies in Dominica so that where registrations and transfers are concerned, your first point of contact is your Assistant Registering Officer or your Registering Officer. And to remind as well that the deadline for submitting claims and objections with regard to the preliminary list is the 19th of November and that is to give us enough time to take the necessary action where we need to, to publish the final list at the end of November,” Mr Anthony stated.

The Electoral Office has seen it as imperative to inform the public of the part that electors play in helping to keep the register of electors updated by raising objections and claims with the officers in their district and constituency to facilitate their work and the process of preparing the final list for publication.

Mr Anthony added, “It is also important to let the public know that whilst the Registering and Assistant Registering Officers have roles to play, they too as members of the public have critical roles as well, in that we encourage them to feed information particularly on objections and claims to the Registering Officers so that further action can be taken with regards to keeping the list updated.”

An objection to the inclusion of any elector whose name appears in the preliminary Register of Electors, posted in September, can be filed by any elector for the same Polling District by contacting the Assistant Registering Officer of the district or the Registering Officer for the constituency and filling in Form 4, as prescribed by the regulations of the Registration of Electors Act (Chap. 2:03).

A claim can be filed by filling in Form 3 as prescribed by the regulations of the Registration of Electors Act (Chap. 2:03), if an elector believes that their name was erroneously omitted from the Register of Electors, if their name appears on the Register of Electors for two Polling District or in the wrong Polling District or if their name, address and occupation is wrongly stated.

Form 3 can be obtained from the Assistant Registering Officer in that district or the Registering Officer for the constituency.

While Polling Districts N04 – Upper Goodwill and M05 – Roseau do not currently have Assistant Registering Officers, plans are afoot for filling those open positions, shortly.

Persons in those Polling Districts are reminded to contact the Registering Officer in their Constituency with any matters.

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8 Comments

  1. October 23, 2018

    Sanitizing the Voters list should be first and foremost your prime objective; it bothers me that well into the 5th year of the last elections we should be now talking about voter Registration; tell the double Dr that other countries of the Caribbean have taken on the task and done so successfully and efficiently within a short period of time; so please use Tax payers monies wisely for once and hire consultants from these countries to prepare us for FREE and FAIR elections once and for all JOKERS! end the “coco macaque”

    • Ibo France
      October 24, 2018

      Well said, Mr. St. Jean. If the PM were a man of impeccable integrity, he would have had no problems in implementing the badly needed electoral reforms articulated by the OAS and the Commonwealth many moons ago. These two reputable organizations have no dog in the fight. The reforms suggested give no political party an advantage over another. There are just too many loopholes for the manipulation of the present system, particularly, by the incumbent party. The iron-willed refusal by Skerrit to allow fair and sensible electoral reforms only can be interpreted as a man and his administration that has many dark and corrupt secrets to hide. A fair and incorruptible electoral system is the fulcrum on which democracy strives. Dominica is a very poor example of a fully fledged democratic state. Lies, corruption, victimization, inequity, manipulation of every critical institution and organization are suffocating much needed development and progress in Dominica.

  2. Ibo France
    October 23, 2018

    Democracy is incrementally and deliberately eroded by the incumbent party to gain an advantage in general elections. Genuine electoral reforms are imminently needed in Dominica as the electoral system is pivotal to the democratic process. The sanitization of the voters’ list, campaign finance reform, a set date for elections, no overseas registration, voters’ ID and the list goes on. What obtains presently is woefully inadequate and unacceptable. The people will never get the government they desire if the electoral system is riddled with loopholes to commit fraud. Bona fide reforms not more party hacks are needed.

  3. Carltymas
    October 23, 2018

    Exercise you right to vote. Get registered.

  4. RandyX
    October 23, 2018

    Electoral reform we want not this kind of smoke screen. It’s always the same with this regime: corruption, deceit and lies. Skerrit keeps on fooling the citizens of Dominica and again has an unfair advantage at the next election, the same way he had an unfair advantage in all the previous elections he contended. I hope the real DLP members understand now that Skerrit is not fighting the election for the party but rather for himself and his cabal. His personal doctrine is far different from that of real labour politicians like Rosie Douglas. He has given nothing but insulting handouts to all you and he has run down our beautiful country for his personal gain.

  5. nammy
    October 22, 2018

    The Mahaut constituency list needs review not all of them live in their polling station and most times cant be found due to new residency

  6. Paul
    October 22, 2018

    Hmm election coming… no electoral reform! Ebeh look it!

  7. %
    October 22, 2018

    The things needed to make our election Free and Fair are ID cards, a Sanitization of the list and Campaign Finance reform. Dominica is most likely the only Commonwealth country in 2018 where corrupt leaders are trying hard to rig elections .
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

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