Notice of Taking a Poll for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly and Local Government Bye-Elections
In accordance with Election Rule 16(1) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01, Returning Officers and by extension the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) are to, as soon as practicable after Nomination Day, give notice of the following:
- The day on which and the hours during which the poll will be taken;
- The location of each polling station;
- The name, address, occupation of each candidate for election as given on his/her nomination papers and the symbol of the political party to which he/she is affiliated. In the case of independent candidates, the symbol that is assigned to them is also made public.
The Notice of Taking a Poll for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections can be accessed here.
The Notice of Taking a Poll for the 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections can be found 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.
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
Nomination Forms for the upcoming 2021 Local Government Bye-Elections
December 23, 2020
Nomination Forms for the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly Elections
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