A. Please note the Constitution section 47 & 48
47. Subject to the provisions of section 48, a person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Representatives if, and shall not be qualified to be so elected unless, he—
- is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago of the age of eighteen years or upwards; and
- has resided in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of two years immediately before the date of his nomination for election or is domiciled and resident in Trinidad and Tobago at that date.
48. (1) No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Representatives who—
- is a citizen of a country other than Trinidad and Tobago having become such a citizen voluntarily, or is under a declaration of allegiance to such a country;
- is an un-discharged bankrupt having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago;
- is mentally ill, within the meaning of the Mental Health Act;
- is under sentence of death imposed on him by a Court or is serving a sentence of imprisonment (by whatever name called) exceeding twelve months imposed on him by a Court or substituted by competent authority for some other sentence imposed on him by a Court, or is under such a sentence of imprisonment the execution of which has been suspended;
- is disqualified for membership of the House of Representatives by any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago by reason of his holding, or acting in, any office the functions of which involve—
- any responsibility for, or in connection with, the conduct of any election; or
- any responsibility for the compilation or revision of any electoral register;
- is disqualified for membership of the House of Representatives by virtue of any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago by reason of his having been convicted of any offence relating to elections; or
- is not qualified to be registered as an elector at a Parliamentary election under any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago.