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 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 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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ABEC Politics 

Free & Fair Election League reports “Successful” mock elections using electronic voting system

The Free & Fair Election League has reported a successful mock elections with an official statement some time ago citing Day 1 of the 4th Simulated or “Mock” Election. “The Free and Fair Election League can report that we are satisfied with the turnout and pleased that the electronic voting system, featuring touchscreen ballots, proved by far to be a big hit with all the voters who took part in the exercise…” the statement read.

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ABEC Reminds of Continuous Registration ahead of national referendum

With the national referendum approaching, the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission is encouraging all interested, eligible persons to register as soon as possible at the centralized registration unit on Factory Road. There will be a cut off date for persons to get on the register in time for the referendum so it is critical that qualified electors register now and strengthen the electoral process.

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