Locations and Hours of Operation of the additional Special Polling Stations established by the Commission
Pursuant to Election Rule 76 of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, additional Special Polling Stations have been established by the Elections and Boundaries Commission to facilitate Special Electors for the upcoming 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections and Local Government Bye-Elections.
These additional Special Polling Stations will function from Tuesday 19th January to Friday 22nd January, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For the locations and operations of these Special Polling Stations, please see the information flyer here.
January 18, 2021
Forms for the Appointment of Polling Agent and Special Polling Agent
January 14, 2021
Collection of Special Envelopes by Special Electors
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to inform all persons who have applied to be treated as Special Electors for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections and Local Government Bye-Elections that Special Envelopes can be collected at the Registration Area Office as specified on their application form.
Registration Area Offices will be open for collection of these Special envelopes from Friday 15th January, 2021 to Saturday 23rd January, 2021 during the days and times as indicated hereunder:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Special Electors are reminded to provide their National Identification Card to facilitate the collection of Special Envelopes.
Overwhelming response to EBC’s invitation to senior citizens’ to ‘walk-in’ on Sundays to renew their expired National Identification Cards
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to thank senior citizens for today’s overwhelming response to its invitation to attend its offices for the ‘walk-in’ service specifically for the renewal of expired national identification cards.
Sunday 10th January, 2021, was the first of the ‘Walk-In’ Sundays at all EBC Registration Area Offices and Registration Area Sub-offices and despite the long lines of persons who availed themselves of this service, we were pleased for the opportunity to attend to all.
The full details of this Press Release are contained in this document.
January 10, 2021
EBC says “Smooth sailing” for Nomination Day
There were no reported incidents this Nomination Day. All accounts from Returning Officers for the upcoming 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections and 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections indicate “smooth sailing” as prospective candidates presented themselves at their respective offices to file nominations papers for the January 25th polls.
The full details of this Press Release can be found here.
January 4, 2021
Places where the Revised List of Electors for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections are posted
Please be advised that the Revised List of Electors in respect of the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections and the 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections has been posted for inspection at the same two (2) locations in each polling division, where the Preliminary List was posted.
For a comprehensive list of all the places where the Revised Lists are posted, please see this document.
You can also view the Revised List of Electors for the upcoming elections by visiting the List of Electors page on our website.
Today is Nomination Day for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections
The Elections and Boundaries Commission wishes to remind all political parties, individuals who propose to contest the 2021 TOBAGO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND 2021 LOCAL GOVERNMENT BYE-ELECTIONS and the public that Nomination Day is today, MONDAY 4TH JANUARY, 2021.
The Returning Officers will be in office during the hours 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00.p.m.
for the purpose of receiving the nomination of any duly qualified candidate.
The opportunity is taken to inform all prospective candidates of Election Rule 23(6) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, which states:
A Returning Officer shall not recognize a candidate as a party candidate unless he has been informed on nomination day by the candidate in writing that he is a member of the party and this membership is confirmed by a list of party candidates supplied to the Returning Officer by the party of which he claims membership not later than nomination day.
Nomination Forms for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections are available here.
Nomination forms for the Local Government Bye-Elections are available here .
Nomination forms are also available at the offices of the respective Returning Officers and at the Central Electoral Office, Elections and Boundaries Commission – Scott House, 134-138 Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
Deadline approaches for the submission of applications for Special Voters
The deadline for submission of applications for persons eligible to be considered as Special Voters for the upcoming 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections is Monday 4th January, 2021.
December 31, 2020
Preliminary Examination of Nomination Papers for the upcoming 2021 THA and Local Government Bye-Elections
The public is hereby notified that Monday 4th January, 2021 having been designated Nomination Day for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections, the date and time fixed for the Preliminary Examination of Nomination Papers is, Monday 28th December, 2021 between the hours of 9: 00 a.m. – 12:00.noon
Nomination Forms for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections are available here. Nomination Forms for the 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections are available here. These forms are also available at the offices of the respective Returning Officers and at the EBC’s Central Electoral Office, Scott House, 134- 138 Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
Interested persons are kindly requested to make use of this opportunity offered to them at the offices of the Returning Officers for their respective electoral district, to minimize the likelihood of difficulties on Nomination Day.
December 24, 2020
Launch of the EBC’s Renewal (for ID cards) Appointment System
Starting Monday December 21st, 2020 persons with expired National Identification Cards OR ID cards that will expire by Thursday December 31st, 2020, can make an appointment through our CALL CENTRE ONLY for a renewal process that begins on Monday 4th January, 2021.
OUR CALL CENTRE NUMBERS ARE
Further details are outlined in this flyer:
December 21, 2020
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