EBC begins processing applications for Special Electors
The Elections and Boundaries Commission has started processing applications from persons eligible to be treated as Special Electors for the upcoming Parliamentary polls. The process began on Monday, July 6 and will end on Friday, July 17.
The categories of people eligible to be considered special electors are:
(a) A member of the Police Service, of the Special Reserve Police established under the Special Reserve Police Act, or of the Estate Police established under the Supplemental Police Act;
(b) A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force; (ba) A member of the Prison Service;
(c) A member of the Commission, the Chief Election Officer, the Deputy Chief Election Officer, and the Assistant Chief Election Officer;
(d) The Returning Officer of an electoral district other than that in which he is registered for the purposes of the election;
(e) A Presiding Officer; a Deputy Presiding Officer, or a Poll Clerk;
(f) A Polling Agent;
(g) A candidate or the husband or wife of a candidate for an electoral district other than that in which he is registered for the purposes of the election;
(h) An election agent or sub-agent who is registered for the purposes of the election in an electoral district other than that of his candidate;
(i) Unable or likely to be unable to go in person to the polling station at which he is entitled to vote unless he travels between Trinidad and Tobago;
(j) Unable or likely to be unable to go in person to the polling station at which he is entitled to vote by reason of being –
- (i) a patient in a public hospital, or in a private hospital approved by the Commission, or an inmate in a public institution; or
- (ii) a prisoner within the meaning of that expression in section 2 of the Prisons Act;
(k) A member of the flight crew of an aircraft; (l) A person engaged in offshore petroleum operations, or (m) Any other person or member of any other organisation as the Commission sees fit.
Click here for the A-23 application form.