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ABEC Politics 

Referendum team gets set to kick off Campaign

The activities related to the November 6 referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are gathering momentum. A Public Relations, Marketing, and Mobilization Team will this week kick off its own activities geared at ensuring that the country’s population is fully informed about the facts related to the CCJ and the Privy Council. The referendum is a constitutional exercise that is seeking the vote of the country’s electorate in determining whether or not Antigua and Barbuda will accede to the CCJ as its final court of appeal or remain…

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ABEC 

ABEC Clarifies Voter Registration Ahead of November 6th Referendum Date

Press Release: This serves as a reminder that the August 31st deadline which has been announced is for persons who have NEVER registered before and those persons who are still in possession of the old Voter’s ID Cards issued prior to 2013. Additionally, for persons who have registered between 2013 up to present, there is NO NEED to re-register. Persons to whom this is applicable, are encouraged to take advantage of the remaining 10 days to ensure that they get the opportunity to participate in the Referendum on November 6th…

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ABEC Prison 

Justin Simon Q.C Refutes Claims of Illegality of CCJ Referendum Date

Justin Simon Q.C has refuted claims being circulated by an opposition affiliated media house indicating that the proposed date for the Referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice “will not be legal”. On Tuesday, a whatsapp   message was broadcasted around the twin island quoting the legal luminary. However, Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin was contacted by Queen’s Counsel after reports were made suggesting that the proceedings leading up to the proposed referendum did not follow the correct legal proceedings. Contrary to what is being projected, Simon stated that…

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ABEC Politics 

BY-Election in Barbuda set for April 30th

April 19th will be Nomination Day for the by-election which will take place in Barbuda on April 30th. The Barbuda Local Government Act, Cap 44, makes provisions for Nomination papers to be delivered by the candidate or his proposer or seconder to the Returning Officer at the Office of Council between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00pm on Nomination Day. Mrs. Vernest Mack has been designated as the Returning Officer who will oversee the entire process. The by-election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by the…

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ABEC Politics 

Rights and Responsibilities on Election Day from ABEC

As the election date draws closer, the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) has issued very important information regarding the format of election day. We appeal to all our readers to pay close attention to the following: PERSONS TO RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL ACCESS TO POLLING STATIONS Members of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda (in uniform or Special Police suitably identified) Members of Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (Uniformed) Medical Personnel (in uniform or suitably identified) Pilots and Flight Attendants (in uniform) Electoral Commission employees (with Identification cards) Election…

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ABEC 

ABEC announces Three additional units decentralized in time for the New Year

The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) is pleased to announce that three more Units have been decentralized and are now operational from their respective locations in the constituencies. Last week, the All Saints East and St. Luke Unit was relocated to the Nelson’s House which is on the compound with the All Saints Police Station, the St, John’s Rural North Unit is now functioning from the York’s Community Centre while the St. Phillip’s North Unit is located in Willikies on the main road in a green wooden building, identifiable…

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ABEC 

ABEC Announces Immediate $100 Payment For ID Card Replacement

The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission is instituting a new policy with respect to the issuing of replacement electoral identification cards. From now on, when individuals report a lost card, they will be required to pay the $100 fee up-front. It is hoped that the requirement of an up-front cost will act as a deterrent to making requests and not returning to collect cards. This practice results in a number of cards remaining in the possession of ABEC, after employees have exerted time and energy to print the cards. Pensioners…

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