According to Section 5 of the Village Councils (Amendment) Act 7 of 1994 (PDF, 98.8 KB), in order to qualify to be an elected member of a council, the candidate must:
- a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica
- be able to read and write English
- be eighteen years of age or older
- be a resident in the village district and
- not be a minister of religion*
*Minister of Religion is defined as any clergyman, minister, priest or other person who exercises spiritual functions or performs the offices of religion for or in respect of any christian or other church, community or body within the State.
*Taken from the Village Councils (Amendment) Act 7 of 1994 (PDF, 98.8 KB).
Unless it is otherwise prescribed in the written law, a public officer shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a member of a city, town, urban or village council or the Carib Reserve Council.
*Extract from the Public Service Act 1991 (PDF, 617 KB).