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Voter Registration

The High Commission is pleased to remind Bahamian Nationals who qualify, that voter registration continues at the Mission in advance of the National Referendum on "Web Cafe" and "National Lottery" to be held on Monday 28 January 2013. The current legislation allows ONLY for students and Bahamian Government workers, their spouses and any immediate member of the family living within their household, to register and vote from overseas. Any individuals outside of these categories, i.e., Students, and staff of the Bahamas High Commission, Bahamas Tourist Office, Bahamas Maritime Authority and any international organization to which The Bahamas is accredited; may register and vote only in The Bahamas.

The provisions do not apply to persons in the above categories who are domiciled overseas.

Please see the guidelines below for further clarification.  Also, queries may be put to the High Commission, by telephone, post, or email.

If you qualify, and have already registered to vote, you may apply to be allowed to vote from overseas by completing application "Form J", available below, and submitting same to the High Commission, along with supporting documentation (copy of Voter's Card and Passport and evidence of eligibility; e.g., copy of student visa), for the attention of the Election Revising Officer. A new "Form J" must be submitted even if you voted on the Overseas Register in the General Elections in May 2012. These applications must be received by 5pm GMT on Thursday, 10 January 2013.

If you have not yet registered to vote and would like to do so through the High Commission, please contact us for an appointment.  REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 10 JANUARY 2013.

Polling in London will be conducted between 8am and 6pm on MONDAY, 21 JANUARY 2013; i.e., the same date as the Advance Poll in The Bahamas

Guidelines

Application for Enrollment as Overseas Voter (Form J)

Interested persons should contact the High Commission for an appointment. Persons who apply to register must produce their Passport and must satisfy the Revising Officer that they are ordinarily resident in a constituency in The Bahamas.  They must also provide two (2) passport size photographs.