Organization : Elections & Boundaries Department
Facility : General Election 2015
Country : Belize
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PRESS RELEASE :
GENERAL ELECTION 2015 :
His Excellency the Governor General has issued a Writ of Election for the holding of a General Election to be held on Wednesday 4th November 2015. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Nominations for persons wishing to contest the election will be received on Friday, 16th October 2015 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the various Nomination Centers, Countrywide.
Section 57(1) of the Representation of the People Registration Rules states “The persons entitled to vote at the election of a divisional representative shall be those persons whose names appear on the register for that division as existing on the Nomination Day.”
With nomination day being the 16th October, 2015 only persons who registered on or prior to 10th September 2015 are persons whose names appear on the register and are therefore eligible to vote in the General Election. This is in conformity with the time table mandated by the Representation of the People Act to ensure that the period guaranteed by law for making objections and the hearing of appeals by the Revising Officer is complied with. Persons who applied to be registered after 10th September, 2015 would not have gone through the process required by law as of nomination day.
The Registers for each of the Electoral Divisions are posted at the Elections and Boundaries office countrywide and all registered electors are invited to visit the office to peruse the Register.