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PUBLIC NOTICES GENERAL ELECTION 10TH MAY 2017 / APPOINTED DAY FOR ADVANCED POLL 3RD MAY 2017

The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7) has appointed Wednesday, 3rd day of May, 2017 as the day for the taking of the Advanced Poll. All Form J's are to be submitted to the High Commission no later than Friday, 21st April 2017. Voting in the Advanced Poll on 3rd May 2017 will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The High Commission, Bahamas House 10 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair London W1J 5JL.

PUBLIC NOTICE
 GENERAL ELECTIONS - WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017
 OVERSEAS VOTERS – FORM J
 
In accordance with section 49A of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7), a person who is a registered voter may, subject to his enrollment as an overseas voter, vote as an Overseas Voter if he is:  
 
(a)  a student, or the spouse accompanying such student, pursuing a bona fide programme of  study outside of The Bahamas;  
 
(b)  a member of staff of any embassy, high commission or other foreign mission of The  Bahamas who is posted overseas, or the spouse or any immediate member of the family  living within the household of that member of staff; 
 
(c)  a public officer, or a member of staff of the Ministry of Tourism or any delegation of The  Bahamas who is on official duty overseas or the spouse of such person or any immediate  member of the family living within the household of that member of staff; or
 
(d)  a member of staff of the Bahamas Maritime Authority or any other agency of the  Government of The Bahamas, or the spouse of such person or any immediate member of  the family living within the household of that member of staff.
 
 A person described above who wishes to vote overseas shall submit his application for enrolment as an overseas voter in person at any embassy, high commission or foreign mission; or apply in writing by way of facsimile (242-322-1637), electronic mail (sherlynhall@bahamas.gov.bs or geoffreymcphee@bahamas.gov.bs) or by any other authorised delivery service to the Parliamentary Commissioner for enrolment as an overseas voter in Form J, no later than Friday, 21st April, 2017, to vote at the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
 GENERAL ELECTIONS - WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017
 
SPECIAL VOTERS – FORM K
 
In accordance with section 49C of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7), a person who is a registered voter, may subject to application, vote as a Special Voter where:
 
(a) the person is or is likely to be, on the day appointed for the taking of the poll, a patient in the hospital, nursing home, home for the aged or other institution for the treatment of any chronic illness or disability, except a person suffering from any mental disorder, psychopathic disorder or any subnormality of the mind, as defined by the Mental Health Act (Ch. 230), and such person is likely to be prevented by such illness, infirmity or disability from traveling to the polling place; (b) the person is by reason of illness, infirmity, pregnancy or recent childbirth unable to vote in the constituency in which he or she is registered on the day appointed for the taking of the poll; (c) the person, not being a person who qualifies to enroll as an overseas voter under section 49A, expects to be overseas on the day appointed for the taking of the poll; (d) the person is a candidate or the spouse of a candidate contesting the respective election; (e) the person is an election day worker, an election official or an employee of the Department of the Parliamentary Commissioner.
 
 A person who, meeting the criteria above, wishes to vote as a special voter shall apply in writing in Form K to the Parliamentary Commissioner for a special voter certificate, no later than Saturday, 29th April, 2017 to vote at the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017.