Providenciales, 09 Nov 2015 – Lots of voter registration talk now as time winds down to take part in one of the most important constitutional opportunities for the citizenry of any country; the right to vote.
Dudley Lewis, the Elections Supervisor said although the Electors Register will not be published until next year March, it is November 30, 2015 – just 15 business days away that sees the new register officially closed.
Lewis clarified that “Eligible voters on the present Register of Electors do not need to re-apply to be included in the new one, they will be automatically included unless they notify the Elections Office that they have changed their name or place of residence, or no longer meet eligibility criteria.”
One dis-qualifier is if one has been living outside of the country for the past year or two. General Elections are due to happen in 2016, as next year will mark four years since the Rufus Ewing led administration was elected at the polls.
Those who are bonafide Turks and Caicos Islanders, but who will not be 18 years old before November 30 may still have a chance to make the register said Lewis: “anyone who attains the age of 18 and anyone who has been granted status as a Turks and Caicos Islander after November 30 who applies will be added to the register provided it is not less than 30 days before the date of the poll.”
Getting registered, explained Lewis first involves filling out a voter registration form which is available at the relevant government offices on all islands in the TCI.