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Organisation : Elections & Boundaries Commission
Facility : FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Country : Trinidad and Tobago

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions : http://www.ebctt.com/faqs/
Home Page : http://www.ebctt.com/index.php

Who is Eligible to Vote? :
** A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who is 18 years of age or older and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for at least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.

** A Commonwealth citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least one year and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.

** A Non-Commonwealth Citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least five years and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.

Non-Commonwealth Citizens are only eligible to vote in City or Borough elections within Trinidad. They cannot vote in Parliamentary or Tobago House of Assembly elections.

Under what conditions will my name be removed from the list of electors? :
Under the provisions of the act,

(1) No person is qualified to be or to remain registered as an elector who –
** is mentally ill, within the meaning of the Mental Health Act;

** is under sentence of death imposed on him by a Court in any part of the Commonwealth or is serving a sentence of imprisonment (by whatever name called) exceeding twelve months imposed on him by such a Court or substituted by competent authority for some other sentence imposed on him by such a Court or is under such a sentence of death or imprisonment the execution of which has been suspended;

** is disqualified for registration as an elector by virtue of any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago by reason of his having been convicted of any offence relating to elections.

(2) No person, other than a person referred to in section 13(1)c, is qualified to remain registered as an elector if he ceases to be a Commonwealth citizen.

What does the term “Qualifying date” mean? :
Qualifying date” means the ninth day after the date fixed as the date of commencement of an electoral registration by Proclamation issued under section 30.

Who is excepted from Jury Service? :
Under Section 7 of the Jury Act, Chapter 6:53, the following classes of persons are excepted from Jury Service.
** Members of Parliament
** Members of the Tobago House of Assembly
** The Judges of the Supreme Court
** Magistrates and their Clerks
** Justices of the Peace
** Ministers of Religion
** Mayors and Deputy Mayors
** Consuls and Vice-Councils
** Members of the Medical Board in actual practice
** Licensed Druggists in actual practice as such
** Persons (other than licensed shop-keepers) registered under the Medical Board Act
** Barristers and Solicitors in actual practice and their Clerks
** Officers of Courts of Justice
** Schoolteachers
** Jailors and persons employed as Deputies under them
** Members of the Defence Force
** Members of the Police Service and Constables
** Members of the Fire Service
** Officers and servants of the Post Office or the Customs and Excise Department
** Pilots who are licensed under the provisions of Section 5 of the Pilotage Act
** Members of the air crew of any company, firm or other organization operating an air-line service under an agreement with the Government who holds licenses issued by the Director of Civil Aviation.

The Spouses of the following persons :
** Judges of the Supreme Court
** Members of Parliament
** Mayors and Deputy Mayors
** Magistrates and their Clerks
** Justices of the Peace
** Barristers and Solicitors and their Clerks
** Officers of Courts of Justice
** Members of the Police Service

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