Barbuda Council Election Set for March 27, 2017; Nomination Day is 13 Days Before

Following the issue of the Writ by his Excellency Sir Dr. Rodney Williams, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, the date of the Barbuda Council Elections has been confirmed and will take place on Monday, March 27, 2017. Nomination day is on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The Barbuda Council is an 11 member body consisting of nine directly elected members and two ex-officio members (Barbuda’s House and Senate representatives in the national Parliament) who serve four-year terms.  The 5 members who will be retiring their seats by rotation and who are eligible for re-election are Elvis Burton, Wayde Burton, Calvin Gore, Addie Newton and David Shaw.  Council Elections happen every two years and the last election was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  The Supervisor of Elections is in charge of the conduct of the Council Elections.

Mrs. Vernest Mack has been appointed as the Returning Officer and persons in Barbuda who are interested in serving as Presiding Officers and Poll Clerks can now submit an application to:

The Supervisor of Elections

Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission

Queen Elizabeth Highway

P.O. Box 664

St. John’s Antigua



Instrument of appointment Returning Officer



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