Notices of Election for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections, December 6th, 2021.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is required by law, as laid out in Election Rule 4(1) (a) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01 to publish in the Gazette and at least one (1) newspaper, the election notices in the form set out as Form No. 35 in the Prescribed Form Rules.
Please find in the following link, the Notices of Election for the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Elections.
October 18, 2021
Applications to be treated as a Special Voter for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections of December 6th, 2021 open today
The public is advised that the processing of applications from persons eligible to be treated as Special Electors for the upcoming 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections starts ton Monday 18th October, 2021 and ends on Monday 15th November, 2021.
Not sure if you qualify to be treated as a Special Voter? The full listing of the categories of persons eligible to be considered as Special Electors in any election can be found in this publication, which was also published in the Press.
Additionally, we have also added for your ease of application to be treated as a Special Voter, Form A-23, which you will be required to fill, both front and back/reverse.
Commencement of Electoral Registration for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections, December 6th, 2021
Members of the public, including persons already registered to vote, are hereby notified that under Section 30 of the Representation of the People Act, Chap. 2:01, Her Excellency, the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a Proclamation, which fixed October 19th, 2021 as the date for the commencement of an Electoral Registration in the fifteen (15) Electoral Districts in Tobago.
In accordance with said Section 30 and Registration Rules 52 and 53, the Electoral Registration will be conducted at the Registration Area Office and Registration Area Sub-Office, during the period October 19th to 27th, 2021.
For further information, please see the full advertisement, which was also published in the Press.
Invitation for Poll Day Staff for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is looking for persons interested in working as Poll Day Staff for the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Elections in the following positions:
- PRESIDING OFFICER
- DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER
- POLL CLERK
- INFORMATION OFFICER
- SANITIZATION CLERK
Interested persons are invited to apply online at the EBC’s Online Portal, which can be accessed HERE.
Interested persons MUST be citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at least seventeen (17) years old and registered in the Registration Area of Tobago.
Further details on applying to work as Poll Day Staff for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections can be found here
September 17, 2021
Invitation for Trainers for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is looking for suitably qualified persons to serve as TRAINERS for the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Elections.
You can assess the EBC’s Online Application Portal to apply HERE.
Further details on applying to serve as a Trainer for the Tobago House of Assembly Elections can be found here
Summary of Return of Election Expenses for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections
The Chief Election Officer is required by law, to notify the public, by publication in at least one (1) newspaper, of a return of the election expenses of a candidate, who contested an election, within ten days of receipt from the candidate’s election agent.
This notice, as set out in section 58 of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01 provides the date on which the return and declaration were received by the Chief Election Officer and also provides the public with information on the days and times when these documenents can be inspected by members of the public, if so desired.
The summary of the return of election expenses for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elctions can be found here:
March 19, 2021
SUBMISSION OF THE ELECTION EXPENSES RETURN
The EBC wishes to advise that section 52 of the Representation of the People Act, Chap. 2:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago (the Act) requires the Election Agent of every candidate who contested an election, to submit to the Chief Election Officer in respect of the candidate “a statement of all payments made by the Election Agent”. The submission is also required to be made by a candidate who acted as his own election agent. However, by section 39 of the Act, persons who contested a City or Borough election, are not required to file such a return.
The return is required to be submitted within forty-two (42) days after the day on which the result of the election was declared by the Returning Officer. In calculating the period within which the return must be submitted, Saturdays and Sundays are counted, while Public Holidays are excluded. The Elections and Boundaries Commission will, by way of public notice in the Press, advise of the last day by which the return relating to a particular election must be submitted. For these recently concluded elections, the deadline date is Tuesday 9th March, 2021. Completed specimen Forms Nos. 3, 4 and 5, which are to be used in the process, are published here for your guidance.
FORM NO. 3
Any person, other than the Election Agent, who incurs expenses on behalf of a candidate, having been authorised in writing by the Election Agent to do so, is required to submit a return relative to such expenses together with a declaration in the Form No. 3 of the Rules. Such return and declaration must be submitted to the Chief Election Officer within twenty-one (21) days after the date of publication of the result of the election.
FORM NO. 4
The “statement of all payments made by the Election Agent” is made in the form set out as Form No. 4 in the Prescribed Forms Rules of the Act (the Rules), and must be accompanied by all relevant bills and receipts.
FORM NO. 5
The return being submitted by an Election Agent must be accompanied by a declaration made by him in the Form No. 5 of the Rules. Additionally, each candidate is also required to submit a similar declaration (Form No. 5) at the same time that the return is being submitted by the Election Agent, or within seven (7) days afterwards. However, where the candidate is out of Trinidad and Tobago when the return is submitted, the declaration must be submitted within fourteen (14) days of his return to the country.
January 29, 2021
It’s Safe to Vote!
Voting is quick, simple , easy and SAFE! We’ve done our part to safeguard you on election day, but we remind you to wear your mask, it;s the law. Sanitize your hands before enternig the polling station and before you dip your finger in the electoral ink!
January 22, 2021
Election Agents and Sub-Agents for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections
Election Offences – Bribery, Treating and Undue Influence
The Elections and Boundaries Commission is calling on ALL political parties, candidates contesting these upcoming elections, electors and all our other democratic stakeholders to respect the law or be prepared to face the consequences.
Bribery, Treating and Undue Influence have specific definitions under the laws of this land. Persons fould guilty of any of the aforementioned offences are liable onconviction to a fine and imprisonment.
For more information,please see this informative flyer.
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