CONTINUATION OF DAILY AND EVENING VOTER REGISTRATION

The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to inform the general public that daily Voter Registration continues throughout New Providence, at the Parliamentary Registration Department on Farrington Road, Marathon and Town Centre Malls, NIB Headquarters, BEC Headquarters on Baillou Hill Road, Elizabeth Estates Post Office, Carmichael Road Post Office, Cable Beach Post Office, and on Grand Bahama at the Parliamentary Registration Department Sub-Office in NIB Building, Explorer’s Way, Freeport, and at the District Administrator’s Office in the Family Islands, during normal working hours, Monday to Friday.

Also, Evening Voter Registration continues from 3 January 2017, in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and the Family Islands at the following times and places:

No. Location Time of Opening
1 Main Headquarters, Farrington Road 5:00pm to 9:00pm
2 Mall at Marathon, Marathon Road 5:00pm to 9:00pm
3 Town Centre Mall 5:00pm to 9:00pm
4 Elizabeth Estates Post Office 5:00pm to 9:00pm
5 South Beach Post Office, East Street (South) 5:00pm to 9:00pm
6 Carmichael Road Post Office 5:00pm to 9:00pm
7 Cable Beach Post Office 5:00pm to 9:00pm
8 PRD Sub-Office, NIB Building, Explorer’s Way, Freeport 5:00pm to 9:00pm
9 The District Administrator’s Office, in each Family Island 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Evening Voter Registration will be extended to Centres in various Constituencies from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, as follows:

No. Constituency Registration Centre
1 BAINS TOWN &  GRANTS TOWN C. R. Walker Senior High School & University of The Bahamas
2 BAMBOO TOWN C. V. Bethel Senior High School, East Street (South)
3 CARMICHAEL Gerald Cash Primary School, Carmichael Road
4 CENTREVILLE Centreville Primary School, Collin Avenue
5 ELIZABETH Thelma Gibson Primary School, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision
6 ENGLERSTON E. P. Roberts Primary School, Lincoln Boulevard
7 FORT  CHARLOTTE C. C. Sweeting Junior High School, College Avenue
8 FOX  HILL Sandilands Primary School, Bernard Road
9 GARDEN  HILLS S. C. McPherson Junior High School, Baillou Hill Road
10 GOLDEN  GATES Carmichael Primary School, Carmichael Road
11 GOLDEN  ISLES Enoch Beckford Auditorium, Carmichael Road
12 KILLARNEY H. O. Nash Junior High School, J. F. Drive
13 MARATHON C. I. Gibson Senior High School, Marathon Road
14

MONTAGU

Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
15 MOUNT  MORIAH Government High School, Yellow Elder Gardens
16 NASSAU  VILLAGE Sadie Curtis Primary, Nassau Village
17 PINEWOOD Cleveland Eneas Primary School, Pinewood Gardens
18 SAINT  ANNE’S Uriah McPhee Primary School, Kemp Road
19 SEABREEZE Sadie Curtis Primary, Nassau Village
20 SOUTH  BEACH South Beach Post Office, East Street (South)
21 SOUTHERN  SHORES Garvin Tynes Primary School, Alexander Boulevard
22 TALL  PINES Garvin Tynes Primary School, Alexander Boulevard
23 YAMACRAW Thelma Gibson Primary School, Elizabeth Estates Subdivision

 

Additionally, in New Providence, Voter Registration will be conducted in the various constituencies as listed above on Saturdays from 10:am to 4:00pm, and at PRD Headquarters, Town Centre and Marathon Malls, and at selected Post Offices.

Requirements to Register as a Voter

To be entitled to be registered as a voter, a person must be:

(a)        A citizen of The Bahamas of full age (i.e. 18 years or older), and not subject to any legal incapacity; and

(b)        Must have been, during the entire period of three (3) months preceding that day, ordinarily resident in premises in that constituency.

Documentary Requirements

Pursuant to Section 20(1)(a)(i), persons who had formerly been registered, but who are not on the current Register, are required to bring their 2012 Voter’s Card in order to be registered.  However, persons may be required to produce reasonable evidence, whether documentary or otherwise, as the Revising Officer shall consider necessary, to prove that they are qualified to be registered.

All persons registering for the first time are required under Section 19(1)(a)(ii) of the Parliamentary Elections Act to produce for the Revising Officer a Bahamian Passport OR a Birth Certificate (or a Baptismal Certificate in lieu thereof).  Note that the Revising Officer may also require other evidence, documentary or otherwise, to prove that the applicant is qualified to be registered as a voter. For example, if the applicant is relying on a Birth Certificate, the Revising Officer may require evidence of the citizenship and birth of either or both parents, and applicants relying on Birth Certificates issued after 10 July 1973, should produce either their mother’s Bahamian Passport OR Birth Certificate.

Transfer

A registered voter who has moved to a new place of residence over the past three (3) months ought to provide some documentary evidence of his/her change of address in order to apply for a transfer to the new address. Applications for transfers shall be made to the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner on Farrington Road, at the Parliamentary Registration Department in the NIB Building in Freeport, and at the Office of the District Administrator in each Family Island.

An applicant, who only possesses an Affidavit of birth, ought to apply to the Passport Office for his/her Bahamian Passport as evidence (proof) of Bahamian citizenship.

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