Organisation : Electoral Office
Facility : Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Applicable For : Voters
Country : Dominica
Details : http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/faq
Website : http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/
Frequently Asked Questions :
Who can register to vote?
Qualified persons :
A person is qualified to be registered as an elector for a polling district if he/she:
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** is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica or
** is a citizen of member states of the Commonwealth of Nations who has resided in Dominica for a period of twelve (12) months immediately before the qualifying date; and
** is eighteen (18) years of age or over;
** has resided in that polling district for a continuous period of at least three months immediately preceding the date of registration.
** The residence qualification does not apply to persons who have attained the age of eighteen years within the period of three months immediately preceding the date of registration.
A person who is registered as an elector in a polling district but no longer resides in that polling district is qualified to remain registered in that district until he/she becomes qualified to be registered as an elector in another polling district.
Disqualified persons :
A person is disqualified from being registered as an elector if he/she :
** is found or declared to be of unsound mind or a patient at an institution primarily for the reception and treatment of persons suffering from mental illness;
** is undergoing any sentence of imprisonment in Dominica;
** is under sentence of death imposed on him by a court in any part of the Commonwealth or under sentence of imprisonment exceeding twelve months which has not been served or been pardoned for;
** is disqualified by written law for registration as an elector
Do I need to bring any documents to be registered?
You must bring a birth certificate, passport, or any other pictorial identification which shows your date of birth.
What do I do to register?
You need to fill out a Notice of Claim Form.
Can I come to register on my own?
No. You need to be accompanied by a witness who is a registered voter in your polling district.
What does the witness do?
The witness completes the Statement of Witness on the Notice of Claim form to certify that you are qualified for registration.
My parents are Dominican, but I was born in Montserrat. Can I still be registered?
Yes, you are a citizen by descent. You can be registered with proof of Dominican parentage.
I just moved to my present address. My 18th birthday was yesterday. Can I still register?
Yes. Anyone 18 years and over who has resided in the polling district for a continuous period of at least 3 months immediately before the date of registration can register. The residence qualification does not apply if you turned 18 within the period of 3 months immediately before the date of registration.
I recently moved to my present address. I am 20 years old. Can I register?
You need to be living at your present address for at least 3 months before applying for registration.
I lived in St. Joseph before I moved to my present address. I have been living at my present address for the past year. Where do I register?
You can register at your present address.
I do not live with my parents. I visit them, but I stay with my grand parents. Can I register where I live, with my grand parents?
I work in town all week, with temporary residence in Roseau. My permanent residence is in Thibaud. Where do I register?
You can register at your permanent residence.
Once I’ve applied for registration, how do I check to know whether my name is on the list?
Go to the Registration Officer in your area or check the list which is posted in your community.