Dominica’s indigenous people, the Kalinago, will soon head to the poll elect a new chief and council.
Election for Kalinago chief will be held on July 7 with nomination day set for June 10.
The poll for the council will be held on July 28 and nomination day on July 15, according to chief election officer, Steven LaRocque.
Garnette Joseph is the present Kalinago chief.
Meanwhile LaRocque told DNO that there has been a continuous rise in voter’s registration in Dominica .
He said the number of new registrations has risen by over 200 this quarter as compared to the last quarter.
“We have just completed the second quarter and the registration is quite a lot I must say, it’s about a 1,300 for that period,” he said.
Figures show that the previous quarter 1,100 new voters registered bringing the total for both quarters to over 2,400.
According to LaRocque the electoral office is in the process of putting together a list that will be published by the end of the week or early next week to show registrations for the period March 1st to May 31st.