electoraloffice.gov.dm Thibaud Village Council General Election 5th September 2016 : Electoral Office Dominica
Organisation : Electoral Office
Facility : Thibaud Village Council General Election
Country : Dominica
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Notification : http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/media-centre/286-thibaud-election-notice-2016
Home Page : http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/
Thibaud General Election :
** The general public is informed that Mrs. Ramona Bontiff is appointed Presiding Officer/Supervisor for the Thibaud Village Council General Election, in accordance with Section 41(1) of the Village Council Ordinance, Chapter 190 of the Revised Laws of Dominica (1961).
Related : Electoral Office Dominica How to Mark the Ballot Paper : www.electionin.org/191.html
** Nomination day is the 16th day of August, 2016 and the Presiding Officer/ Supervisor will be available at the Village Council’s Office in Thibaud between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to receive the nomination of candidates.
** On that day, the completed nomination documents must be delivered to the Presiding Officer/Supervisor no later than 4:00 p.m.
** Every candidate must be named and designated by his full name and residence, in the nomination paper by two duly qualified voters, and the person so named must express in writing on the nomination paper, his consent to such nomination.
** Every candidate for election must deliver, or cause to be delivered to the Presiding Officer/Supervisor, at the time of presenting his nomination paper, a declaration in writing signed by him, stating the qualifications possessed by him under Section 5 of the Ordinance and that he is in all other respects qualified to be nominated and elected to the Village Council.
** In the event of the election being contested, the poll will take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day of September, 2016 and the counting of the votes will take place after the close of the poll.
The Electoral System :
The existing system for electing the members of the House of Assembly is first past the post with the candidate receiving the most votes being declared the representative in the Parliament. National elections are constitutionally due every five (5) years with local elections held every three (3) years.
The Electoral Registration System :
There is a system of continuous registration of all individuals under the Registration of Electors Act with the Electors List being updated to reflect the inclusion of the names of individuals who are qualified to be electors and the deletion of names of individuals who are disqualified due to death, objections, absent from the state for a period exceeding five (5) years and any other written law imposing disqualification.
Qualification for Registration :
In accordance with Section 5 of the Registration of Electors Act (PDF, 1.69 MB), a person is qualified to be registered as an elector for a polling district if he
** Is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica; or
** Is a Commonwealth citizen who has resided in Dominica for a period of twelve months immediately before the qualifying date; and
** Is eighteen years of age or over; and
** Has resided in that polling district for a continuous period of at least three months immediately preceding the date of registration; but in the case of a person who has attained the age of eighteen years within the period of three months immediately preceding the date of his registration, no such residence qualification shall be required.
Publication of List of Electors :
The Registration of Electors Act, Chapter 2:03 (PDF, 1.69 MB) stipulate the publishing of Supplementary Lists on a quarterly basis with the quarters commencing on December1st, March 1st, June 1st and September 1st in every year. Additionally, a Preliminary List should published by September 30th in each year and a Annual List published by November 30th in each year. This Annual List can be used at any election together with and Supplementary List published after the compilation of the Annual Lis
Castle Bruce Constituency :
From the intersection of the Eastern Boundary of the Parish of St. Joseph and the Pont Casse-Hatton Garden Road at D’Leau Gommier along a straight line to the most westerly source of the Madjini River, then along the Madjini River to its estuary at Raymond Bay;
East: The Sea;
From the estuary of the Rosalie River, then along its northern branch to a point on the Pont Casse-Rosalie Road due west of Freeport, then along a straight line to the intersection of the Pont Casse-Rosalie Road and the Sourischol River, then along a straight line due south-west to Brown’s River, then along Brown’s River to its source, then in a straight line to the intersection of the Pont Casse-Rosalie and Castle Bruce Roads;
From the intersection of the Pont Casse-Rosalie and Castle Bruce Roads along a straight line to the intersection of the Eastern Boundary of the parish of St. Joseph and the Pont Casse-Hatton Garden Road at D’Leau Gommier.