General Elections 2016 Statement

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GENERAL ELECTIONS 2016

The Electoral Commission of Saint Lucia welcomes you to its temporary website established specifically to display the results of the General Elections 2016.

General Elections 2016 is a first for both COMMISSIONER ZILTA GEORGE-LESLIE appointed in December 2014 and I as Chairperson in November 2014, following the death of Justice Suzie d’ Auvergne. This is the ‘second’ for COMMISSIONER MICHAEL FLOOD he having served on the Commission for almost nine (9) years.

Notably it is also a ‘first’ for MR. ...

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International Day of Democracy 2013

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WELCOME FROM THE CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER OF SAINT LUCIA   

 

The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/62/7 in 2007 established the International Day of Democracy. In so doing it noted that “while democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy” and that “democracy does not belong to any country or region”. The International Day of Democracy is meant both to celebrate democracy and to serve as a reminder that the need to promote and protect ...

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International Day of Democracy 2012

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PRESS RELEASE

 

 In observance of this year’s International Day of Democracy 2012, an initiative established by United Nations fifteen years ago, is being celebrated on September 15 2012.   In light of this our department is joining the United Nations in working towards bringing democracy education to all citizens.

 

In recognition of this significant milestone, the Electoral Commission has approved the following list of activities planned from September 15th to 21st, 2012 in ...

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Announcement of the Passing of Justin Mc. Claire Daniel

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MR. JUSTIN MC CLAIR DANIEL

  • Mr. Daniel started his electoral career in the early 1960s, along with his deceased friend and Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Albert G. Hinkson.  During that time he served in the capacity of both Registration Officer and Returning Officer for the Castries Central Electoral District.
  • He became the first person appointed ...
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Election Observation – Bahamas

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Mr. Gasper Jn. Baptiste, Deputy Chief Elections Officer of the Saint Lucia Electoral Department has been selected to form part of a CARICOM Election Observer Mission to the Bahamas to observe its General Elections on May 7th, 2012. He has been appointed to serve in the capacity of Deputy Head of Mission.

Mr. Jn. Baptiste ...

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Electoral Department Website

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The Saint Lucian Electoral Department on Monday 31st October 2011 launched its new Electoral website.  The initiative is aimed at making the voting process easier and providing answers to questions that voters may have.

The Electoral Department site offers a wide range of information to the public catering to a variety of audiences.  General, information, Historical information and information for Academic purposes.

The site ...

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Electoral Office Update Nov 2011

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Chief Elections Officer, Carson Raggie says that the recently announced changes to the voting process will not take effect and that the old process will be used. Earlier this year
electoral authorities recently announced that in a bid to modernize the voting process, new measures including the use of a passport size photo of all candidates will be affixed to the ballot paper, as well as the introduction of a voting stamp to replace the use of pencils. Nevertheless with ...

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Office Closure 2011

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The Public is hereby notified that both offices in Castries and Vieux Fort will be closed from November 17 – December 5, 2011. During that period only Collection of Identification cards will be facilitated.

Please be guided accordingly.

 

BY ORDER
CARSON RAGGIE
Chief Elections Officer

 

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Hours of taking the poll

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The  poll can be taken at each polling station shall be between6:30in the morning and6:00in the afternoon of the same day.

Employers to allow employees prescribed period for voting

(1)     An employer shall, on polling day, allow every elector in his or her employ a reasonable period being not less than 2 hours or such other period as may be prescribed for voting, and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such elector or impose ...

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