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Three candidates to contest the Debe South Bye-Election

Nomination Day for the Debe South Local Government Bye-Election ended with three candidates having filed nomination papers to contest the polls.

The People’s National Movement (PNM), the Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) and the United National Congress (UNC) are the only political parties fielding candidates for these upcoming elections.  There will be no independent candidates vying for this seat.

The candidates are:

  • LORENZO RODNEY SAMMY – (PEP)
  • KHEMRAJ SUNIL SEECHARAN – (UNC)
  • JUDY SOOKDEO – (PNM)

The electorate for this upcoming Bye-Election is 7,124. The Local Government Bye- Election in the Electoral District of Debe South will be held on February 7, 2022.

For further information , please contact the Corporate Communications Unit at commanager@ebctt.com or 625-5924.

January 17, 2022


The Revised List of Electors for the Debe South Local Government Bye-Election

The Election and Boundaries Commission advises that the REVISED LIST in respect of the Debe South Local Government Bye-Election has been posted in the same two (2) locations in each polling division where the Preliminary List was posted.

Revised List of Electors


Application to be treated as a Special Elector (Quarantine)

Persons in State Quarantine who are eligible to vote in the February 7, 2022 Debe South Local Government Bye-Election, can apply to be treated as a Special Elector.

Interested perons can apply to the Commission to be treated as a Special Elector through the EBC’s Portal at https://portal.ebctt.com/

The Deadline date for the submission of applications in Monday 17th January, 2022

For a full listing of persons eligbile to be treated as a Special Elector, please see our advertisement, which was also published in the Press.

Application to be Treated as a Special Elector (Quarantine)

 

January 14, 2022


Nomination Forms for the Local Government Bye-Election in the Electoral District of Debe South

These are the relevant forms required for all persons involved in the nomination of a candidate for an election as a Councillor of the Council of the Regional Corporation of PENAL/DEBE for the Electoral District of DEBE SOUTH.

Form 37

Form 38

Form 41

Form 42

January 7, 2022


Commencement of Electoral Registration for the Local Government Bye-Election in the electoral District of Debe South

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 January 7th 2022 as the date for the commencement of an Electoral Registration in the Electoral District of Debe South.

In accordance with said Section 30 and Registration Rules 52 and 53, the Electoral Registration will be conducted at the Registration Area Office for San Fernando and Penal/Debe and the Registration Area Sub-Office for Penal/Debe during the period January 7th to 15th, 2022.

The purpose of the exercise is to facilitate those persons who:

  • Have attained the age of 18 years and over, but who have not been registered as electors;
  • Have been registered as electors, but changed address and have not yet advised of this change (of address);
  • Have been registered as electors and have changed their name because of marriage, or otherwise, but their previous name appears on the Preliminary List of Electors;
  • Have been registered as electors but their names do not appear on the Preliminary List of Electors

For the days and hours of operation, as well as the address/location of our Registration Area Office and Registration Area Sub-Office, please see the advertisement in this link

Commencement of Electoral Registration

 


Application to be treated as a Special Elector for the February 7, 2022 Local Government Bye-Election in Debe South

You can apply to be treated as a Special Elector for the February 7, 2022 Local Government Bye-Election in the Electoral District of Debe South.

To be treated as a Special Elector or Special Voter, you must fall into at least one (1) of the categories as specified in Election Rule 59 of the Representation of the People Act, Chap 2:01.

For a full listing of the categories of persons eligible to be treated as a Special Elector and the period for applying to be so treated, please see the advertisement in the Press and found in the link posted below. We have also included for you ease of access, the application form, Form A-23.

To be considered, your completed application form must be delivered by the DEADLINE DATE to:

  • The Returning Officer’s Office*
  • The Office of the Chief Election Officer*
  • The Registration Office for San Fernando and Penal/Debe OR the Registration Sub-offie for Penal/Debe*
*(the addresses are found in the advertisement posted below)

APPLICATION TO VOTE AS A SPECIAL ELECTOR 

Form A-23 Application to vote as special elector

 

January 4, 2022


Notice of Election for the Local Government Bye-Election for Debe South

In accordance with Election Rule 4 (1) (a) notice is hereby given of the posting of the election notice for the Local Government Bye-Election in the electoral district of Debe South.

The Returning Offier is Mrs. Ramawatee Rampersad Ganga Persad and the Office for the Returning Officer for the Electoral District of Debe South is located at 172 S.S. Erin Road, Debe.

 

Notice of Election for the Local Government Bye-Election in the Electoral District of Debe South


EBC ready for Bye-Election in Debe South

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has started its preparations for the upcoming Bye-Election in the electoral district of Debe South.

On Tuesday 4th January, 2022 Returning Officer, Ramawatee Rampersad Ganga Persad was presented with the Writ of Election by Chairman of the EBC, Mark Ramkerrysingh. The Writ of Election, which was issued by Her Excellency, Paula- Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T. gives Mrs. Rampersad Ganga Persad the authority to conduct the election for the EBC in the electoral district of Debe South.

On Monday 3rd January, 2022 Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley announced that there will be a Bye-election in the Electoral District of Debe South on February 7th, 2022.

L-R: Mrs. Ramawatee Rampersad Ganga Persad receives her Writ of Election from EBC’s Chairman Mr. Mark Ramkerrysingh

 

 



EBC temporarily discontinues Pilot Project for THA Elections

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) met with representatives of the media and political parties contesting the upcoming Tobago House Assembly Elections on Saturday December 4th 2021 and subsequently agreed that it will not move forward with its pilot project for parallel data collection at polling stations in the specified electoral districts of Scarborough/Mt. Grace and Mt. St. George/Goodwood on Election Day, Monday 6th December, 2021. The Commission listened to all relevant parties and decided to defer for future elections after there is an opportunity for further consultation.

The full details in the Press Release issued to the Media can be found here

EBC temporarily discontinues Pilot Project for THA Elections Dec 5, 2021 

December 5, 2021


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