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Organisation : Elections & Boundaries Commission
Facility : Renewal of Expired ID Card
Country : Trinidad and Tobago
Renewal of Expired ID Card : http://www.ebctt.com/identification-card/renewals-lost-and-change-of-nameaddress/
Home Page : http://www.ebctt.com/index.php
Renewal of Expired ID Card :
(i) Take the expired ID card to the Registration Area office in the district where you live.
(ii) If your name has changed, provide documentary evidence such as a Marriage Certificate or Deed Poll.
(iii) Provide precise and reliable information on the location of your new address if you have changed address since your last transaction.
(iv) You may apply for a renewal three months before the expiry date recorded at the back of the ID card.
(v) Be prepared to be photographed for the new card.
Replacement of Lost, Stolen or Mutilated ID Card :
(i) Report to any police station that the card was lost or stolen.
(ii) Visit the Registration Area Office where you live to be interviewed and issued with Form A-71 and a voucher. The Form is used to make a declaration, in the presence of a Commissioner of Affidavits, that the card was lost. The voucher is used to pay a fee of $10.00 for a first replacement or $20.00 for a second replacement, at a Revenue Office nearest to you.
(iii) The Form, stamped and signed by the Commissioner of Affidavits, together with the voucher and receipt issued by the Revenue Officer, are then taken back to the Registration Office for processing and replacement of the ID card.
(iv) Subsequently, a letter will be issued by the Registration Office to collect the card.
(v) With respect to a mutilated card, the declaration will be required only if the remains of the card cannot be produced.
4. Change of Address :
Registered persons who change their residential address either within a Registration Area or from one Registration Area to another are required to notify the appropriate Registration Officer accordingly. It is critical that registrants discharge this responsibility, since, apart from assisting the Commission in its ongoing efforts to maintain an accurate register of electors, it also ensures that electors are placed in the correct polling division/electoral district. This transaction does not necessitate the issue of a new ID card.
5. Change of Name :
Registered persons who change their names, primarily by marriage or Deed Poll, should notify their Registration Officer, so that the Commission’s records can be updated and a new I.D card bearing the registrant’s new name issued. The ID card bearing the name which has been changed is required to be surrendered.
6. Annual List of Electors – Inspection :
An Annual List of Qualified Electors is published on July 1st every year and is available for inspection at all of the Commission’s Registration Area Offices and Sub-Offices. This List contains the names of electors qualified to vote at Parliamentary, Tobago House of Assembly and Municipal Corporation Elections, and is published in accordance with Section 29 (1) of the Representation of the People Act, Chap 2:01. All qualified electors are urged to make an earnest effort to examine the List to ensure that their names and addresses are correctly recorded. Any discrepancy should be promptly reported to the Registration Area Office.
The Commission’s Head Office :
1. Sale of Election Reports, Boundaries Reports, Electoral Maps, Lists Of Electors
(i) Make request at the Stores Section, Central Electoral Office, Port-of-Spain or any Registration Area Office.
(ii) Take prepared Voucher and make payment at District Revenue Office.
(iii) Return to Stores Section with receipt showing payment was made, in order to receive the reports or maps.
Reports: $50.00; Maps $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $35.00
List of Electors: $3.00 per Polling Division – hard copy. $2.00 per Polling Division- soft copy (please provide medium. Eg. CD, DVD, Flashdrive)
2. Assigning A Symbol To A Political Party :
Symbols are assigned on a written request to the Commission from a political party. The following should accompany the request:
1. Name of the political party;
2. Name of a responsible person in the party with whom contact may be made;
3. A contact number;
4. Mailing address;
5. Name of the Symbol;
6. Line drawing of the Symbol; and
7. Description of the Symbol.
The Commission will reply in writing.
3. Preparation of the Jury List : (in accordance with the Jury Act)
Section 10(2) (d) of the Jury Act, Chapter 6:53 requires you, as an EMPLOYER, to make a return on the prescribed Form D (as shown below) of all persons in your employ who are qualified to serve as jurors, together with your own name if you are so qualified.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission’s, Jury Section, initiates the process of the compilation of the List of Qualified Jurors by sending out correspondence, a list of the Qualified Jurors of your company already on the Commission’s Database and instructions on the completion of the required forms indicating the deadline in which it you as the EMPLOYER are required to return same.
Qualifications for a juror :
(i) Every person shall be qualified to be a juror who –
(a) is over the age of eighteen years and under the age of sixty-five years;
(b) is ordinarily resident in Trinidad and Tobago;
(c) was born in Trinidad and Tobago; or, not being so born, has resided in Trinidad and Tobago for two years or more;
(d) is able to read and write the English language and understand the same when spoken; and
(e) is either –
(i) seised or possessed of freehold or leasehold interest in land of the clear annual value of seven hundred and twenty dollars; or
(ii) in occupation of a house which is rated or assessed to some general or local tax on an annual value of not less than six hundred dollars; or
(iii) in receipt beneficially of a net annual income of not less than three thousand dollars.
(ii) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a married woman shall be qualified to be a juror if –
(a) her husband is qualified to be a juror; and
(b) she possesses the qualifications specified in subsection (1) (a) and (d).
Disqualification as a Juror :
Every person shall be disqualified from being a juror who :
(a) has been convicted of an arrestable offence or any indictable offence not being an arrestable offence involving dishonesty in respect of which indictable offence such person has been sentenced to imprisonment;
(b) is of unsound mind, or imbecile or deaf, or blind or afflicted with any other permanent infirmity of body or mind; or
(c) is a bankrupt, or has entered into a deed of arrangement with his creditors.
Qualifications as a Special Juror :
(i) Any person liable under section 3 shall be qualified and liable to serve as a special juror who is either –
(a) seised or possessed of freehold or leasehold interest in land of the clear annual value of eight hundred and forty dollars; or
(b) in occupation of a house which is rated or assessed to some general or local tax of an annual value of not less than seven hundred and twenty dollars; or
(c) in receipt beneficially of a net annual income of not less than six thousand dollars.
(ii) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a married woman who is qualified to serve as a juror under section 4(2), shall be liable to serve as a special juror, if her husband is qualified and liable to serve as such a juror.”