Organisation : Electoral Commission
Facility : Voter Registration Process
Applicable For : Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
Country : Antigua and Barbuda
Website : http://www.abec.gov.ag/registration/process.php
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ABEC Voter Registration Process
Upon arrival, you will be interviewed briefly by your Registration Officer/Registration Clerk to make sure that you meet the criteria for registration. Once you meet the criteria, you will be asked to show the necessary documents.
Related : Electoral Commission Antigua and Barbuda Voting Process : www.electionin.org/2940.html
The interview is conducted in the presence of the Registration Officer, the Registration Clerk and the Scrutineers.
The Registration Officer/Registration Clerk then inputs the information in the system and this includes your photograph, your fingerprints (all ten fingers), and your electronic signature. Your documents will also be scanned.
After your information is successfully inputed, the Registration Officer/Registration Clerk prints your receipt and it is signed by the Scrutineer and the Registration Officer/Registration Clerk.
You are then given your receipt which you must keep in order to receive your electoral identification card.
NB: If the scrutineers do not sign the receipt, it is still valid.
Provisions will be made for the application to be entered on a Supplementary List produced by the 15th of the following month of which the application was tendered and you should check the list at your constituency unit to make sure your name is on it.
If there are no objections to your application, the application will then move and be entered on the PRELIMINARY LIST OF ELECTORS which is published on April 30 and October 31 and the REGISTER OF ELECTORS which is published June 30 and December 31.
Once you are on such register, you are considered to be duly registered and eligible for an electoral identification card.
You can collect your electoral identification card by showing your registration receipt to the Registration Officer/Registration Clerk.
Disqualification of Registrations
under Registration Process
Under the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2001, Sec.17, a person is disqualified from being registered as an elector if he or she
** is a person certified to be insane or adjudged to be a person of unsound mind,
** is serving imprisonment in Antigua and Barbuda
** is under a sentence of death imposed on him by a court in any part of the Commonwealth or under sentence of imprisonment exceeding 12 months
** is under any enactment, disqualified for registration as an elector
An individual is qualified to be registered as an elector for a constituency if, on the qualifying date he or she
** is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda; or
** is a Commonwealth citizen (other than a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda) who has resided in Antigua and Barbuda legally for a period of at least seven years immediately before the qualifying date; and
** is 18 years of age or over; and
** has resided in that constituency for a period of at least 6 months prior to his or her registration.
The following documents are to be provided by an applicant for registration in accordance with Section 16 (1) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2001 and Section 6 (1) of the Registration(Amendment) Regulations 2003
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
** Valid Antigua & Barbuda passport; or
** Birth or Baptismal Certificate with photo identification ( i.e. Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Medical Benefits Card or photo certified by persons eligible to endorse passport forms).
** N.B. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda who claim citizenship by descent, must present their birth certificate and the birth certificate of the parent and/or grandparent through whom the citizenship is claimed;
** Certificate of Naturalization (in the event the passport is not yet processed, together with photo identification);
Citizens of a Commonwealth Country
** Valid Commonwealth passport (must show that the applicant has been residing in Antigua and Barbuda for 7 consecutive years prior to the date when the person applies to be registered;
N.B. Such other evidence as may be required by the Registration Officer to authenticate
** the validity of any of the documents presented;
** the information in the application.
There are 17 registration officers (one for each constituency), 18 registration clerks and 34 scrutineers (one per political party).
Meet your Registration Officer
Number | Constituency | Name :
1 St. John’s City West Sally-Ann Browne
2 St. John’s City East Dave Browne
3 St. John’s City South Steve Henry
4 St. John’s Rural West Veronica Joseph
5 St. John’s Rural South Nicole Christian
6 St. John’s Rural East Valerie Gonsalves-Barreiro
7 St. John’s Rural North Jeff Nicholas-Michael
8 St. Mary’s North Ralph Henry
9 St. Mary’s South Anika Anthony
10 All Saints East & St. Luke José Samuel
11 All Saints West Janet Proctor
12 St. George Teneca George
13 St. Peter Tracelyn Hendrickson
14 St. Philip North Nesta Baltimore
15 St. Philip South Almarie Carty
16 St. Paul Althea Francis
17 Barbuda Mulvane George