Anyone qualified to be registered who is 18 years and over can be registered. Qualifications for registration can be found on the Who Can Register to Vote? page.
A person is qualified to be registered as an elector for a polling district if he/she:
- is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica or
- is a citizen of member states of the Commonwealth of Nations who has resided in Dominica for a period of twelve (12) months immediately before the qualifying date; and
- is eighteen (18) years of age or over;
- has resided in that polling district for a continuous period of at least three months immediately preceding the date of registration. The residence qualification does not apply to persons who have attained the age of eighteen years within the period of three months immediately preceding the date of registration.
A person can only be registered as an elector for one polling district at a time.
A person who is registered as an elector in a polling district but no longer resides in that polling district is qualified to remain registered in that district until he/she becomes qualified to be registered as an elector in another polling district.
A person is disqualified from being registered as an elector if he/she:
- is found or declared to be of unsound mind or a patient at an institution primarily for the reception and treatment of persons suffering from mental illness;
- is undergoing any sentence of imprisonment in Dominica;
- is under sentence of death imposed on him by a court in any part of the Commonwealth or under sentence of imprisonment exceeding twelve months which has not been served or been pardoned for;
- is disqualified by written law for registration as an elector
You must bring a birth certificate, passport, or any other pictorial identification which shows your date of birth.
You need to fill out a Notice of Claim Form.
No. You need to be accompanied by a witness who is a registered voter in your polling district.
The witness completes the Statement of Witness on the Notice of Claim form to certify that you are qualified for registration.
Yes, you are a citizen by descent. You can be registered with proof of Dominican parentage.
Yes. Anyone 18 years and over who has resided in the polling district for a continuous period of at least 3 months immediately before the date of registration can register. The residence qualification does not apply if you turned 18 within the period of 3 months immediately before the date of registration.
You need to be living at your present address for at least 3 months before applying for registration.
You can register at your present address.
You can register at your permanent residence.
Go to the Registration Officer in your area or check the list which is posted in your community.
The Registration Officer will give to you an original Certificate of Application for Registration.
The list of Polling Stations will be publicized on radio, television, newspapers and on various websites.
The officer at the Polling Station will instruct you as to the procedure for voting. Instructions for voting can also be found on the <a href="/faq?amp;view=article&id=8&catid=2&Itemid=105">How to Vote</a> page.