Supervisor of Elections Mr. Lister Dudley Lewis has advised that the Turks and Caicos Islands Register of Electors is currently being updated and a new Register to be published on March 31, 2017.
Individuals who are not on the current register but who wish to be included in the new Register of Electors will have until November 30, 2016 to contact the Elections Office with the relevant documentation.
Registration for the Register of Electors is an ongoing process, however, under the Elections Ordinance; an updated Register is due on March 31 in each year.
Mr. Lewis encourage persons to apply to be included on the Register especially those who have turned 17 years old since 1st March 2016, also those persons who are over 18 and did not apply to join previous registers.
He noted; “Eligible voters on the present Register of Electors do not need to re-apply to be included in the new one. They will be automatically included unless they notify the Elections Office that they have changed their name or place of residence, or no longer meet the eligibility criteria. This includes being resident in the TCI for at least 12 out of 24 months”.
The Elections Supervisor advises that his office will await the approval of applicants TC Islander status by the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services before he will consider approving their application to add their name to the Preliminary List and Register of Electors.
Potential new Electors he said should complete the required voter registration application form and those who have already obtained the Status Card, but did not submit an application form are encouraged to prepare and submit it during this process.
Mr. Lewis further advises that if persons do not register, their names will not be added to the Preliminary List or Register for 2017.
Application forms for inclusion on the TCI Register of Electors may be collected from the Election Office Woodville Court Pond Street, Grand Turk opposite the Police Station, Elections Office Providenciales Butterfield Square or the District Commissioner’s Officers in Salt Cay, South Caicos, Middle Caicos (Conch Bar) and North Caicos (Bottle Creek).
For further information on the verification of TC Islander status and the issuing of TC Islander Status Cards, please contact Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.
Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections